In recent weeks, a disturbingly high number of case reports have been published by hospitals across Europe, reporting on corona patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest without serious lung complications during the course of the viral disease. Available Chinese cohort data show that arrhythmias were present in 16.7% of 138 corona patients, but this was not further classified.
To investigate if cardiac arrhythmias is an overlooked complication of COVID-19, Ass. prof. Dr. Morten Kjøbek Lamberts from Herlev-Gentofte Hospital (Copenhagen) in partnership with Dr. Erik S. Poulsen from Cortrium will conduct a study across several sites over the next months. The “ACOVID” study is intended to provide researchers and clinicians with explanations as to whether coronavirus has an effect on heart activity and if so, which effects.
COVID-19 patients are examined using the new innovative C3+ long-term ECG Holter Monitor from the Danish company Cortrium. The Cortrium C3+ is cordless and easy to attach to the patient with only three adhesive electrodes. The automated analysis of ECG data saves time for medical staff and gives a unique possibility to deliver scientific evidence without delay during the next three months.
The results of the study will help guide physicians and authorities in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
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