COVID-19 And Cardiovascular Diseases

The dramatic global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has created severe human, social and economic disruption across all continents and devastation of some healthcare systems. This is related not only to the rapid spread and highly transmissible nature of the virus, but also to the serious impacts the disease has on vulnerable populations. While we are still learning about the virus, several leading global health organisations have reiterated that, based on currently available data, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.