Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the COVID-19 Context

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The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the COVID-19 Context tool is revised often and new content is added regularly to guarantee that the latest evidence and regulatory recommendations are included. The CEP is committed to ensuring this information is accurate and up to date.
Last reviewed: October 13, 2020
Last updated: October 21, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for all of your COVID-19 related needs, including clinical guidance, maintaining regular primary care practice in the COVID-19 context, social care guidance, local services and more.

Now more than ever it is important for your patients to look after their health and receive care from you as their healthcare provider. It’s essential that patients continue to seek out care that they need.

This tool has been developed to support primary care providers in navigating and providing patient care in a world where COVID-19 is the ‘new normal’, with considerations and recommendations on what’s ‘new’ and what’s ‘changed’ in the delivery of care for patients living with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).  While how care is delivered has changed, efforts should be made to ensure that the quality has not. As always, when treating your patients, continue to use your clinical judgement and follow standards of care, best practices, evidence and guidelines.

Seek support:  If you need support providing the best care possible for your patients, you can consult specialists via OTN eConsult.

Key takeaway
Click on the sections below to get started:

What's new, what's changed

Screening

For patients with known heart failure, see the CCS virtual assessment guide to differentiate between COVID-19 and heart failure exacerbations.

Management

Ensure patients do not put themselves at further risk of CVD exacerbations by avoiding care.

Connect patients with remote monitoring and management supports.

Putting it into practice
Treatment

Review patients’ cardiovascular medications.

Putting it into practice

Resources

These supporting materials and resources are hosted by external organizations. The accuracy and accessibility of their links are not guaranteed. CEP will make every effort to keep these links up to date.

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