Activity

Activity ID

5605

Expires

March 26, 2023

Format Type

Journal-based

CME Credit

1

Fee

30

CME Provider: JAMA Cardiology

Description of CME Course
Abstract

Importance:
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide since December 2019. However, information on cardiac injury in patients affected by COVID-19 is limited.

Objective:
To explore the association between cardiac injury and mortality in patients with COVID-19.

Design, Setting, and Participants:
This cohort study was conducted from January 20, 2020, to February 10, 2020, in a single center at Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; the final date of follow-up was February 15, 2020. All consecutive inpatients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were included in this study.

Main Outcomes and Measures:
Clinical laboratory, radiological, and treatment data were collected and analyzed. Outcomes of patients with and without cardiac injury were compared. The association between cardiac injury and mortality was analyzed.

Results:
A total of 416 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 were included in the final analysis; the median age was 64 years (range, 21-95 years), and 211 (50.7%) were female. Common symptoms included fever (334 patients [80.3%]), cough (144 [34.6%]), and shortness of breath (117 [28.1%]). A total of 82 patients (19.7%) had cardiac injury, and compared with patients without cardiac injury, these patients were older (median [range] age, 74 [34-95] vs 60 [21-90] years; P? Cardiac injury is a common condition among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, and it is associated with higher risk of in-hospital mortality.

Disclaimers
1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

Review the incidence and significance of cardiac injury in patients with COVID-19

Keywords

Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Trauma and Injury, Coronavirus (COVID19), Global Health

Competencies

Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Additional Information

doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0372

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