Cardiovascular Clinical Conversations: Inflammatory Markers for Defining Cardiovascular Risk
Description: In these unprecedented times, patients, especially the elderly and those with a history of coronary artery disease, are at particular risk of adverse outcomes with COVID-19. There has been long-term recognition that viral infections may lead to an increase in risk for myocardial infarction (MI).
This will be a discussion focusing on:
• The role that viral infections play in vascular inflammation and plaque rupture
• How to identify those patients at increased risk for a cardiovascular event with viral respiratory infection
• Tools to monitor therapeutic response