The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on delayed care of cardiovascular diseases in Europe: a systematic review

Last updated on 25-12-2023 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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AIMS: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted healthcare systems, causing delays in essential medical services, and potentially impacting CVD treatment. This study aims to estimate the impact of the pandemic on delayed CVD care in Europe by providing a systematic overview of the available evidence. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched until mid-September 2022 for studies focused on the impact of delayed CVD care due to the pandemic in Europe among adult patients…

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