The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to global and national rapid health system changes to treat the affected patients and prevent the spread of the virus. The social distancing, redirecting resources, and nationwide lockdown led to the cancellation of non-urgent hospital visits and interruption of continuity of care for patients with chronic cardiac conditions such as heart failure (HF). This consensus document addresses the domains of health care delivery that are affected by the pandemic. It explains the current situation of health care delivery to heart failure patients and further recommendation on how to overcome this. Thus, maintaining quality and continuity of care to the HF population.
Bakhsh, Abeer; AlQaseer, Maryam; AlAyoubi, Fakhr; Bader, Rima S.; AlGhalayini, Kamal; Elasfar, Abdelfatah; and Alhabeeb, Waleed
"Health Care Delivery for Heart Failure Patients During The COVID-19 Pandemic; a Consensus of The Saudi Heart Failure Working Group (SAUDI-HF),"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 32
, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1073
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