COVID-19 pandemic has made heart healthcare more difficult, doctors say at meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic, heart-healthy eating, and better ways to treat and prevent heart disease were among the hot topics that emerged during the American Heart Association’s annual meeting this week.

“I was at the sessions yesterday, I was actually in clinic this morning, and there were things I learned at the sessions that are affecting how I care for my patients,” Dr. Manesh Patel, chair of the meeting, said during a HealthDay Now interview.

Heart doctors are still grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s heart health, and that served as one theme of the meeting, said

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