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Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with cardiovascular disease

dc.contributor.authorZuhlke, Lieslen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Stephenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCilliers, Antoinetteen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHoosen, Ebrahimen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLawrenson, Johnen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNtsinjana, Hopewellen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T08:29:38Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T08:29:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationZuhlke, L., et al. 2020. Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with cardiovascular disease. SA Heart, 17(3):338-345, doi:10.24170/17-3-4381
dc.identifier.issn2071-4602 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1996-6741 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24170/17-3-4381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109584
dc.descriptionCITATION: Zuhlke, L., et al. 2020. Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with cardiovascular disease. SA Heart, 17(3):338-345, doi:10.24170/17-3-4381.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ
dc.description.abstractCoronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) the causative agent of what we now know as “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), is the most serious global health crisis of our generation, with a significant and far-reaching impact upon health, economy, social cohesion and emotional and mental wellbeing. Although children do not bear the brunt of direct mortality, they are significantly affected in terms of morbidity and interruption to access, continuity and complexity of care, as well as the indirect social and financial effects impacting on their health outcomes. In this review we present some of the most recent data relevant to children with congenital and acquired heart disease, and consider some of the cardiac presentations noted. We discuss the necessary protections to staff in the echo and cardiac catherisation laboratories and present some general recommendations to general paediatricians and communities to ensure the continued health of our patients. Finally, we encourage ongoing registries and biorepositories and support clinical trials to ensure that children also receive new technologies and therapeutics as these become available.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/SAHJ/article/view/4381
dc.format.extent8 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Heart Association
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_ZA
dc.titleDirect and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with cardiovascular diseaseen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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