Virtual Visits for Care of Patients with Heart Failure in the Era of COVID-19: A Statement from the Heart Failure Society of America.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, US federal and state governments have implemented wide-ranging stay-at-home recommendations as a means to reduce spread of infection. As a consequence, many US healthcare systems and practices have curtailed ambulatory clinic visits-pillars of care for patients with heart failure (HF). In this context, synchronous audio/video interactions, also known as virtual visits (VVs), have emerged as an innovative and necessary alternative. This scientific statement outlines the benefits and challenges of VVs, enumerates changes in policy and reimbursement that have increased the feasibility of VVs during the COVID-19 era, describes platforms and models of care for VVs, and provides a vision for the future of VVs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gorodeski, EZ; Goyal, P; Cox, ZL; Thibodeau, JT; Reay, RE; Rasmusson, K; Rogers, JG; Starling, RC

Published Date

  • June 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 448 - 456

PubMed ID

  • 32315732

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7166039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8414

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.04.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States