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USC 2021 Discussion: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Clinical Practice and Training

Published: 10 May 2021

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In this discussion, Dr Mirvat Alasnag (The King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, SA) is joined by Dr Nosheen Reza (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US) and Dr Farshad Forouzandeh (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Parma, OH, US) to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on practice and training based on their review papers in US Cardiology Review.

Dr Reza elaborates on how COVID-19 has impacted medical education and highlights some of the adaptations and considerations for the future. Dr Forouzandeh summarises some of the key points from his review on Door-to-Balloon Time for STEMIs in COVID-19 Era reviewing the latest evidence and strategies to address D2B time in the contemporary era.

Read Dr Hilary Shapiro and Dr Nosheen Reza’s article on Cardiovascular Medical Education During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Challenges, Adaptations, and Considerations for the Future here.

Read Haytham Mously,Nischay Shah,Zachary Zuzek, et al article on Door-to-balloon Time for ST-elevation MI in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era here.

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