Worldwide Disparities in Recovery of Cardiac Testing 1 Year Into COVID-19

INCAPS COVID 2 Investigators Group, Andrew J. Einstein, Cole Hirschfeld, Michelle C. Williams, Joao Vitola, Nathan Better, Todd Villines, Rodrigo Cerci, Leslee J. Shaw, Andrew Choi, Sharmila Dorbala, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Bin Lu, Valentin Sinitsyn, Alexey A. Ansheles, Takashi Kudo, Chiara Bucciarelli-ducci, Bjarne Linde Nørgaard, Pál Maurovich-horvat, Roxana CampisiElisa Milan, Lizette Louw, Adel Allam, Mona Bhatia, Lorenzo Sewanan, Eli Malkovskiy, Yosef Cohen, Michael Randazzo, Jagat Narula, Olga Morozova, Thomas N.b. Pascual, Yaroslav Pynda, Maurizio Dondi, Diana Paez

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We conducted a global survey assessing changes in cardiovascular diagnostic testing volumes and practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic; 669 centers from 107 countries participated. An overall reduction of 64% from March 2019 to April 2020 largely recovered by April 2021 in high- and upper-middle-income countries. However, use of testing remained depressed in lower-middle and low-income countries, with recovery rates of just 46% and 30%. Psychological stress on providers was perceived to impact testing in 78% of sites. Further prospective study of the impact of these findings on cardiac outcomes is warranted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2017
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2022


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