The COVID-19 Pandemic has put enormous pressure on the healthcare system globally, causing many healthcare organizations all over the world to cancel or stop elective procedures in their cardiac catheterization Labs. This delay in the elective procedures with no doubt has led to a suspension of patient care primarily to those with severe aortic stenosis, which might place them at higher risk for cardiovascular complications like sudden death and heart failure.
Health Care Worker (HCW) faced with the uncertainty of contracting infections while performing procedures in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or suspected cases. This unprecedented situation is very challenging for the safety of physicians and HCWs. Hence, in this article, we aim to summarize some of the current guidelines as to how to triage patients in need for Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), during this ongoing pandemic, and will address some necessary considerations related to the preparation of Cath Labs and personal during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Balgaith, Mohamed; Arifi, Ahmed; Ahmed, Dalia; and Metwally, A. Mounir
"The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Hospital Management of TAVI Patients: TAVI team Thoughts and Recommendation,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 32
, Article 1.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1030
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