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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-113

Nigerian cardiac society recommendations on the management of cardiovascular diseases in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era


1 Department of Medicine, Bayero University Kano & Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Nursing Services, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, University College Hospital/University of Ibadan, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
4 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
5 Department of Surgery, Bayero university Kano & Aminu kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
6 Depertment of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
7 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Abuja, and Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria
8 Department of Paediatrics, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
9 Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
10 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Port Harcourt and University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria
11 Department of Cardiology, Reddington Multi-Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
12 Department of Medicine, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria
13 Department of Paediatrics, University of Jos & Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mahmoud U Sani
Department of Medicine, Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/njc.njc_14_20

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has created in its wake an urgent need for a clear guide for managing cardiovascular diseases and the complications it causes on the cardiovascular system. In this regard, the Executive Council of the Nigerian Cardiac Society constituted a committee to develop guidelines on management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and Cardiovascular Diseases. These guidelines have been written to provide a simple approach to managing cardiovascular diseases among COVID 19 patients in Nigeria. It will also provide information about potential cardiac implications of COVID 19 based on evidence and offer early clinical guidance on the management, given the current uncertainty of COVID 19. We have intended that this brief write up and set of recommendations be useful not only for primary care physicians, residents and medical students, but also for all professionals who work as hands-on practitioners.


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