COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has put much of life as we know it on hold. For many people, including those with heart disease or other conditions, the virus also has delayed some tests and procedures.
As the number of COVID-19 cases begins to drop in communities, hospitals and clinics are starting to resume non-urgent testing and procedures. But it’s not business as usual. They are reopening in ways to protect you and the people who will care for you.
While you wait, watch for any signs that your condition is getting worse. If your symptoms change, call your health care team right away. This information could affect the decision to postpone a test or procedure.
Talk to your health care professional if you have concerns.