Living With Heart Disease During Coronavirus Pandemic

Some patients need to take extra precautions when going to the doctor or hospital.

Anyone with one of the underlying health conditions we’ve heard so much about, those which make a person more susceptible to COVID-19, has known how important it is to stay home to stay safe.  Now more businesses are reopening and that includes doctors offices, outpatient clinics and hospitals for more non-essential procedures. The American Heart Association is hoping to send the message that those with heart disease and stroke should feel comfortable getting back in to see their doctors for medical care and medical procedures.

Dr. Mariell Jessup, the Chief Medical Officer for the American Heart Association, said medical professionals have been preparing their offices for this for months now and she shares what people need to think about as they head out.