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Author Information

1. Abeer Bakhsh Consultant Cardiology Prince Sultan Cardiac centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia abirmb@gmail.com 2. Maryam AlQaseer Consultant Cardiology King Fahad Specialist Hospital, E1 Cluster, Dammam Sauid Arabia maryam.alqaseer@gmail.com 3. Fakhr AlAyoubi Clinical pharmacist Cardiac Science King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia f_al_ayoubi@yahoo.com 4. Rima S Bader Consultant Cardiology King AbdulAziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia rsbadr@gmail.com 5. Kamal Alghalayini Consultant Cardiology King AbdulAziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia kamalwmg@yahoo.com 6. Abdelfatah ElAsfar Consultant Cardiology Cardiac Medina Center, Medina Munawara , Saudi Arabia elasfar_egy@hotmail.com 7. Waleed Alhabeeb Consultant Cardiac Science King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia alhabeebw@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Received Date

2020-05-12

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