Regular follow-up care as well as urgent and emergent care keeps hearts healthy and saves lives. COVID-19 precautionary guidelines work to keep care providers and patients safe, according to current experience.
Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and vascular inflammation, inflammation of all the blood vessels in the body, are conditions seen in post-COVID-19 patients, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer tells the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Blood clots unlike any she has seen before line entire blood vessels or clot in the arteries in the heart; several patients are coming in who’ve had COVID-19 three, four, even six weeks ago.
Wanda F. Moore, co-chair of the Women’s Heart Health Education Committee and chair of the Minority Outreach Program, secured a grant from the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona to support the community education and outreach work of the Minority Outreach Program and Community Coalition for Heart Health Education.
While the campus has seen a spike in cases over the last few weeks, Friday’s positivity rate was down from last week, and no new students were admitted to isolation housing over the weekend.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to collect and study data from at least 1 million people in the United States.
UArizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins said the university expected to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, but it has become too much, necessitating a shelter-in-place recommendation similar to what the state faced in the spring.
Joining the University of Arizona Health Sciences in October, Dr. Geoffrey Rubin holds six U.S. patents for medical image analysis and is past chairman of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Theresa Dr. Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, said the county, university and other partners are working together on a “layered approach” to COVID-19 mitigation.
The university will conduct 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week as part of continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.