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COVID 19-A Spanish perspective


Pérez de la Sota, Enrique; Piñón, Miguel; Quintana, Eduard; Mestres, Carlos A (2020). COVID 19-A Spanish perspective. Journal of Cardiac Surgery:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

COVID-19 hit hard worldwide. There has been an impact on global activity of cardiac surgery. Spain has been one of the hardest hit countries with one of the highest per population incidences and death.

METHODS

The following is an overview of the epidemiology and impact on resources, the caseload and surgical societal implemented recommendations, the description of the ECMO activity and nosocomial transmission among healthcare workers.

RESULTS

There was a reduction of 5-6 times of the regular caseload. As of July 17, 160 ECMO implants were performed. In a 13-center survey, at least 1 staff surgeon had SARS-COV-19 infection.

CONCLUSION

Cardiac surgical activity has suffered a negative impact all over the country.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

COVID-19 hit hard worldwide. There has been an impact on global activity of cardiac surgery. Spain has been one of the hardest hit countries with one of the highest per population incidences and death.

METHODS

The following is an overview of the epidemiology and impact on resources, the caseload and surgical societal implemented recommendations, the description of the ECMO activity and nosocomial transmission among healthcare workers.

RESULTS

There was a reduction of 5-6 times of the regular caseload. As of July 17, 160 ECMO implants were performed. In a 13-center survey, at least 1 staff surgeon had SARS-COV-19 infection.

CONCLUSION

Cardiac surgical activity has suffered a negative impact all over the country.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiac Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Surgery
Health Sciences > Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:9 September 2020
Deposited On:11 Feb 2021 16:03
Last Modified:12 Feb 2021 21:01
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0886-0440
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14994
PubMed ID:32906197

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