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New data shows how Heart care has changed in COVID times.
Dr Malik pioneered a day-case pathway for TAVI (to treat aortic stenosis) when previously the stay was several days. Despite this, the national data shows that there was a 50% reduction in this essential procedure since lock-down. Less “essential” treatments such as most electrical ablations (over 90%) and a fair number of angioplasty in elective patients were also deferred.
Read the final report here.
Find out more from Dr Iqbal about heart health in COVID times in these blog posts: