Given insights that indicate comorbidities both increase infection risk and worsen prognoses, physicians should remain diligent about patients' risk and refer them for imaging follow-ups to detect abnormalities. As an essential tool for monitoring heart activity, ECG may be a first line of defense in spotting signs of complications.
The coronavirus enters the body’s cells through the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor that helps regulate blood pressure and the vascular permeability, or the capacity of the blood vessel wall to allow for the flow of small molecules such as water and nutrients, including the blood vessels prevalent in the lungs and heart.
Three breast care experts share their experience of managing their practice as we progress through the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed screenings for millions of patients, with breast cancer screenings in the United States declining by 94% in the month of March 2020 alone
As the spread of the virus stabilizes in various parts of the world, clinicians continue to need tools to help manage new cases and complications caused by the virus – including pneumonia and acute respiratory distress – which have further increased pressure on radiologists to quickly read imaging exams.