CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women - WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 175-194
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718607
Scientific Paper

Consensus Scientific Statement on Advisory Working Guidelines and Recommendations for the Female Population in COVID-19 Era by WINCARS

Shibba Takkar
1  Department of Cardiology, Hero DMC Heart Institute Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Maddury Jyotsna
2  Department of Cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, India
,
Prerna Goyal
3  Department of Medicine, RG Stone and Super Specialty Hospital, Ludhiana, India
,
Anurag Chaudhary
4  Department of Community Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Sujatha Vipperla
5  Department of Cardiology, Indus Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, India
,
Yellapragada Hemalatha
6  Department of Cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, India
,
Vandana Midha
7  Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
,
Mary John
8  Department of Internal Medicine, Shree Raghunath Hospital, Ludhiana, India
,
Amrutha Kakollu
9  Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Amrutha Clinic, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, India
,
Pooja Tandon
10  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Suman Puri
11  Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Hari Anupama
12  Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, India
,
Gagan Priya
13  Department of Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital and Ivy Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
,
Benzeeta Pinto
14  Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, St John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, India
,
Vinitha P. Reddy
15  Department of Radiation Oncology, AIG Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India
,
Monica M. Irukulla
16  Department of Radiation Oncology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
,
Aastha Takkar
17  Department of Neurology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Mohanjeet Kaur
18  Department of Internal Medicine, Shree Raghunath Hospital, Ludhiana, India
,
Somdatta Karak
19  Department of Cellular and Microbiology, Science Molecular Biology and Public Outreach Officer, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
,
Radha Vegesna
20  Department of Cellular and Microbiology, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal, Hyderabad, India
,
Deependir K. Chhina
21  Department of Microbiology, Microbiology Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
,
Poonam M. Kapoor
22  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Saroja Adapa
23  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Nizamabad, India
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Background

We are presently facing the rapid progression and uncontrolled spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with uncertainties in its management. There are national and international guidelines in general for the diagnosis and management of COVID and precautions needed for non-COVID patients. There is an apparent gender disparity in mortality due to COVID 19, which is less in women than in men. However, many diseases are specific to (like pregnancy-related complications and ovarian carcinoma) or more frequent (many rheumatological diseases and mitral stenosis) in females, and have hardly been discussed in the context of the COVID pandemic. Moreover, recommendations are not available for our population. We, from the Women in Cardiology and Related Sciences (WINCARS) association, prepared a consensus scientific statement for the female population in this COVID-19 era.

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Publication History

Publication Date:
12 October 2020 (online)

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