IMR Press / RCM / Volume 23 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2301021
Open Access Letter
Cardiology, respiratory failure, and tolerance of hypoxia in the context of COVID-19: a multidisciplinary perspective
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1 Department of General and Clinical Pharmacology, Izhevsk State Medical Academy, 426034 Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russia
2 Department of Modeling and Synthesis of Technological Structures, Institute of Mechanics, Udmurt Federal Research Center, 426067 Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russia
3 UNESCO Chair “Healthy lifestyle is the key to successful development”, Moscow State Medical and Dental University, 127473 Moscow, Russia
*Correspondence: (Aleksandr Urakov)
These authors contributed equally.
Academic Editor: Peter A. McCullough
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(1), 21;
Submitted: 21 December 2021 | Revised: 23 December 2021 | Accepted: 23 December 2021 | Published: 17 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Section COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System)
Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

After reading with great interest the article entitled: “Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on provision of cardiology services: a scoping review” redacted by Farah Yasmin et al., published by Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, we would like to add the following thoughts. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pulmonary insufficiency reduces blood oxygen saturation and results in hypoxia. Therefore, the determining factor in the survival of patients with COVID-19 is their resistance to hypoxia. At the same time, it is the cardiovascular system that is an important and very sensitive link in the human adaptation to hypoxia. That is why it is necessary to carefully study the relationship between diseases of the heart, blood vessels, the reactivity of the cardiovascular system to hypoxia, and mortality in patients who develop ARDS with COVID-19.

Local hypothermia
Infrared imaging
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