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COVID-19 in Congenital Heart Disease: Ten Points to Remember

Posted on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 15:23

Last updated Tuesday, 14 July 2020 15:25

Passing of Prof Solly Levin

Posted on Sunday, 12 July 2020 20:53

It is with great sadness that we learn that Prof Solly Levin has passed away on Sunday afternoon. We wish his immediate and extended family family comfort and peace during this time of mourning. A giant of a man who loved teaching and whose knowledge knew no bounds. All paediatric cardiologists in South Africa and beyond our borders are indebted to him for his contribution to the subspeciality.

Prof Solly Levin, Paediatric cardiölogist and honorary SA Heart member died after a short illness and following the death of his wife just days ago. He will be deeply mourned. On behalf of PCSSA and all his colleagues. 

Last updated Monday, 13 July 2020 09:58

STEMI admissions during COVID-19 An ESC survey on ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) admissions during the pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 14:28

STEMI patient admission has dropped by more than 50% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an extensive survey of the cardiology community. “Fear of catching the coronavirus means patients are too afraid to go to hospital for life-saving treatment. We must continue to save the lives we know how to save,” said ESC President Professor Barbara Casadei. Read the ESC STEMI paper .

Is coronavirus a disease of the blood vessels?

Posted on Friday, 3 July 2020 18:00

As we learn more about coronavirus, it is becoming clear that it affects more than just the lungs. Phoebe Kitscha explores how and why Covid-19 affects the whole circulatory system, and the research that is trying to tackle it.

Read the full article in the BHF Heart Matters magazine

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health/is-coronavirus-a-disease-of-the-blood-vessels

Breakthrough Drug for Covid-19 May Be Risky for Mild Cases

Posted on Friday, 26 June 2020 19:44

That study about dexamethasone has arrived with a big asterisk: While it appears to help severely ill patients, it harms others.

Read more in the New York Times article here.

How to Provide Respiratory Support for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on Friday, 26 June 2020 09:07

Information pertaining to a proposed contract to manage state patients in private facilities

Posted on Monday, 22 June 2020 13:54

Information pertaining to a proposed contract to manage state patients in private facilities (specifically Mediclinic and Western Cape in this case).

 

Please refer to attachments.


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Independent Healthcare Provider Clincian SLA Final.pdf 2.0M 22 Jun 20 13:54
Invitation to Clinicians to join the COVID-19 Western Cape DoH Network.pdf 342.2K 22 Jun 20 13:54

Dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa

Posted on Monday, 22 June 2020 13:29

Join Howard Feldman, Head of Synthesis Marketing & People, author and radio show and Dr. Anton Meyberg, physician and pulmonologist for this weeks Sunday podcast as they chat about the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases. Staying updated and safe is the best gift this Father’s Day.

https://youtu.be/aXjikmd4zEM 

Is there a stigma being Covid-19 positive?

Posted on Monday, 15 June 2020 09:17

Join Howard Feldman, Head of Synthesis Marketing & People, author and radio show and Dr. Anton Meyberg, physician and pulmonologist for this weeks Sunday podcast as they chat about issues surrounding stigmas to being Covid-19 positive.

 

https://youtu.be/Jw9nRz_0tBo 

Covid 19 a vascular and not a respiratory disease

Posted on Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:01

This video explains why Covid 19 is a vascular and not a respiratory disease and suggests a treatment protocol that works. In essence Covid 19 effects a vulnerable endothelium which leads to hyper-coagulability and impaired fibrinolysis. Management of the hyper-coagulable state by TEG and PFA is imperative. These are the findings of Stellenbosch based physician Dr Jaco Laubscher and anaesthetist Dr Johan Lourens.

https://youtu.be/W1eH6DYQ1ro 

Notice: The treatment methodology and approach conveyed in this article constitutes intellectual property and all intellectual property of whatever nature arising therefrom or associated therewith vests in the authors. This protocol is the author's opinion and clinicians using this protocol are using this protocol at their own discretion and the authors do not accept any risk on their behalf.


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