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Explained: How Covid-19 has led to scaling back of heart surgeries

In the first article, published in Circulation, Dr Ruel and his co-authors found that 60 cardiac surgery centres in 19 countries had reduced cardiac surgeries by an average of 50 to 75% in response to the pandemic.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 1, 2020 3:30:35 am
 coronavirus, coronavirus symptoms, Covid heart surgeries, covid 19 tracker, india covid 19 tracker, coronavirus total cases in india, corona cases, corona india, latest coronavirus news, coronavirus india news In the first article, published in Circulation, Dr Ruel and his co-authors found that 60 cardiac surgery centres in 19 countries had reduced cardiac surgeries by an average of 50 to 75% in response to the pandemic. (AP/File)

As the novel coronavirus spread, hospitals worldwide scaled back medical procedures, including life-saving heart surgery. Two recent articles examine how cardiac surgery centres have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how they can resume operations in this new environment. These are written by Dr Marc Ruel, M Pitfield of the University of Ottawa and colleagues.

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In the first article, published in Circulation, Dr Ruel and his co-authors found that 60 cardiac surgery centres in 19 countries had reduced cardiac surgeries by an average of 50 to 75% in response to the pandemic.

The second article, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, contains 12 recommendations developed by a consortium of experts in 19 countries. The recommendations cover topics such as: prioritising surgeries; dealing with cardiac patients who test positive for COVID-19; and patient discharge and follow-up protocols. The two articles were a joint effort by uOttawa, Cornell University and Cedars Sinai.

Source: University of Ottawa

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