Update on Cardiovascular Imaging during the COVID-19 pandemic

December 16, 2020 | 17:00 CET


Learning objectives

  1. To review possible mechanisms of direct and indirect cardiovascular system damage in COVID-19 patients

  2. To analyze suggested diagnostic pathways in COVID-19 patients with suspected cardiovascular disease

  3. To illustrate the spectrum of COVID-19 associated myocardial disease

  4. To analyze the prognostic impact of myocardial injury


In the third and last episode dedicated to cardiovascular and workflow issues that radiologists have to face when treating patients with the novel coronavirus disease, Prof. Marco Francone will update the audience about various aspects of cardiovascular imaging related to COVID-19, such as direct and indirect damages of the disease to the CV system. He will also speak about diagnostic pathways and focus on myocardial disease.

Francone is a Professor of Radiology at the Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His prominent field of research is cardiovascular imaging with both CT and MR, with a specific focus on myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathies.