Cardiology In The Time of COVID-19: Thrombotic and Embolic Complications

In response to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, the Texas Heart Institute (THI) is dedicating its education series, Innovative Technologies & Techniques, to providing timely information to those in the medical community who are taking care of cardiovascular patients with and without COVID-19.


The special series, Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19, includes discussions of current COVID-19 and cardiovascular care literature to provide an online educational forum for discussing emerging topics related to preparing for and taking care of all patients being treated during the pandemic.


In this episode, the series hosts Drs. Zvonimir Krajcer, and Stephanie Coulter welcome special guest, interventional cardiology fellow Briana Costello to the Texas Heart Institute studio to discuss the recent reports of thrombotic and embolic complications in patients with Covid-19.


In each episode, THI medical directors and leadership interview experts in their respective fields to provide early perspectives on relevant topics. The initial topics of discussion explored  strategies to consider when preparing facilities and staff for case surge and innovative practices for overcoming challenges to providing cardiac care during this unprecedented time.


Importantly, because best practices are in flux and are evolving as we learn more about how this virus manifests, we will continually update and make available these web-based vignettes, for the educational benefit of our global medical community.


COVID-19 Resources & Further Reading