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The supporting role of CT in the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and its cardiac complications

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck the world like a storm, causing human tragedies, a shocking global health crisis and very serious socioeconomic problems.
With increasing knowledge on this novel infectious disease, an expanding evidence base has emerged not only about the involvement and injury of the respiratory system, but also about the occurrence of complications at several levels, including cardiovascular complications.
The impact of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system and, in particular, its role in the occurrence of thromboembolic events is the topic of Prof. Loewe’s review proposed in this Newsletter, where the relevant contribution of CT angiography to the detection of the cardiovascular damage associated with COVID-19 is also highlighted. Moreover, the significant role of imaging examination based on CT for evaluating and monitoring the clinical course of COVID-19 and the related cardiac complications are widely illustrated in the selected literature. Finally, we propose once more a clinical case from China, which demonstrates that the high sensitivity of chest CT in the detection of lung abnormalities can help identify COVID-19 infection in suspected cases.

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Venous and arterial thromboembolic complications in COVID-19 patients

C. Loewe

In symptomatic patients with acute infection, the main COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, but a continuously increasing number of reports and investigations have revealed …view »

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Therapy Response Imaging in Oncology
Mizuki Nishino (Ed)Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020

Surgical Management of Aortic Pathology
O.H. Stanger, J.R. Pepper, L.G. Svensson (Eds.)Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature 2019

Critical Limb Ischemia – Acute and Chronic
Dieter RS, Dieter RA Jr, Dieter RA III, Nanjundappa A (Eds.)Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

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