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Covid-19 and Safety in the Cath Lab: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed
Giordana Zeferino Mariano
Viviana Guzzo Lemke
Maria Sanali Moura Paiva
Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the betacoronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has rapidly spread worldwide from the city of Wuhan, China. Since its beginning, it has affected more than 2,700,000 individuals and caused almost 185,000 deaths in 185 countries, compounding the difficulties in medical healthcare worldwide. By April 23, 2020, Brazil had registered almost 47,000 confirmed cases and 3,000 deaths.1
Keywords: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Pandemics; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Fever; Cough; Dyspnea; Fatigue; Diarrhea; Chest Pain; Mental Confusion; Myalgia, Cardiovascular Diseases/complications; Safety.