SA Heart® Statement on COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

  • David Jankelow Cardiology Linksfield Clinic
  • Pravin Manga Department of Internal Medicine School of Clinical Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Center University of Witwatersrand
  • Mpiko Ntsekhe Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Sajidah Khan Busamed Gateway Private Hospital
  • Blanche Cupido Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Hopewell Ntsinjana Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Division of Paediatric Cardiology Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital University of the Witwatersrand
  • Liesl Zühlke Division of Paediatric Cardiology Department of Paediatrics Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital University of Cape Town
  • Francis Smit Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Health Sciences Universitas Hospital University of the Free State

Abstract

The South African Heart Association (SA HeartR) is an association of cardiologists, paediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, as well as allied cardiac professionals, whose vision is to advance cardiovascular care for each of our country’s citizens and to be the scientific leaders in South African cardiac healthcare delivery, education and research. As such, we are ideally placed to advise the National Department of Health (NDoH) about the cardiac implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how we tackle non-communicable cardiovascular disease (NCD) going forward.
Published
2020-11-04
Section
Commentary