American Heart Association Experts Will Answer Questions About COVID-19 and Emergency Cardiovascular Care


An all-female panel of American Heart Association experts will be available to answer questions on the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has made to resuscitation and patient care.

The event will take place on Reddit in a Reddit Ask Me Anything event.

The AHA panel will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer 911 calls, and why hospitals are still the safest place to be if a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. Drs. Sasson and Topjian will be available to answer questions on specific ways medical experts are addressing patients’ health during the pandemic, or questions about COVID-19 and emergency cardiovascular care. 

What:             Ask Me Anything Q&A Session on Reddit

When:            Friday, June 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Where:           Reddit Ask Me Anything  

Who:               Comilla Sasson, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, FACEP, is vice president of emergency cardiovascular care science and innovation for the American Heart Association and an associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she is a practicing ER physician. She worked for one month on the front lines in New York City caring for patients with COVID-19.

                        Alexis Topjian, M.D., M.S.C.E., FAHA, is a pediatric critical care medicine physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor in the department of anesthesia, critical care and pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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