We aimed to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiac diagnostic testing and practice and to assess its impact in different regions in Europe. The online survey organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency Division of Human Health collected information on changes in cardiac imaging procedural volumes between March 2019 and March/April 2020. Data were collected from 909 centres in 108 countries.
Impact of COVID-19 on the imaging diagnosis of cardiac disease in Europe. Williams MC, Shaw L, Hirschfeld CB, Maurovich-Horvat P, Nørgaard BL, Pontone G, Jimenez-Heffernan A, Sinitsyn V, Sergienko V, Ansheles A, Bax JJ, Buechel R, Milan E, Slart RHJA, Nicol E, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Pynda Y, Better N, Cerci R, Dorbala S, Raggi P, Villines TC, Vitola J, Malkovskiy E, Goebel B, Cohen Y, Randazzo M, Pascual TNB, Dondi M, Paez D, Einstein AJ; INCAPS COVID Investigators Group. Open Heart. 2021 Aug;8(2):e001681. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2021-001681