Coronavirus Disease 2019 Also called COVID-19

For Heart Patients

Information about the new coronavirus changes quickly as experts learn more about the disease.

CardioSmart wants to help you stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and how it affects people living with heart disease. Here are highlights for patients of information released by the American College of Cardiology:


More Research Needed to Understand Role of Statins in COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

If you are taking a statin for an underlying heart condition or to lower your chance of developing heart disease, continue to do so unless directed otherwise by your health care professional.

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Patients Urged to Continue Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medications Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 18, 2020 | Leer en español

The HFSA/ACC/AHA issued a joint statement about COVID-19 and a group of drugs used to treat high blood pressure or heart failure.


Heart Patients Warned of Risks from Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

People with heart disease seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

You can also check ACC's COVID-19 Hub for the latest clinical updates supporting cardiovascular care teams on the front lines of the viral outbreak.

For other current news about heart disease, visit our News section.

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