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Guidelines for balancing priorities in structural heart disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Review]

by Case, Brian C; Chezar-Azerrad, Chava; Forrestal, Brian J; Khalid, Nauman; Khan, Jaffar M; Musallam, Anees; Rogers, Toby; Shlofmitz, Evan; Waksman, Ron; Yerasi, Charan.
Citation: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 21(8):1030-1033, 2020 08.; .Journal: Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions.Published: 2020; ; ; ISSN: 1878-0938.Full author list: Case BC; Chezar-Azerrad C; Forrestal BJ; Khalid N; Khan JM; Musallam A; Rogers T; Shlofmitz E; Waksman R; Yerasi C.UI/PMID: 32736981.Subject(s): *Betacoronavirus | *Cardiology/st [Standards] | *Coronavirus Infections/ep [Epidemiology] | *Disease Management | *Heart Diseases/th [Therapy] | *Pandemics | *Pneumonia, Viral/ep [Epidemiology] | *Practice Guidelines as Topic | *Societies, Medical | Comorbidity | Global Health | Heart Diseases/ep [Epidemiology] | HumansInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal Article | ReviewOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) | (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 21(8):1030-1033, 2020 08; .Abstract: During the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many hospitals have been asked to postpone elective and surgical cases. This begs the question, "What is elective in structural heart disease intervention?" The recently proposed Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions/American College of Cardiology consensus statement is, unfortunately, non-specific and insufficient in its scope and scale of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We propose guidelines that are practical, multidisciplinary, implementable, and urgent. We believe that this will provide a helpful framework for our colleagues to manage their practice during the surge and peak phases of the pandemic. General principles that apply across structural heart disease interventions include tracking and reporting cardiovascular outcomes, "healthcare distancing," preserving vital resources and personnel, shared decision-making between the heart team and hospital administration on resource-intensive cases, and considering delaying research cases. Specific guidance for transcatheter aortic valve replacement and MitraClip procedures varies according to pandemic phase. During the surge phase, treatment should broadly be limited to those at increased risk of complications in the near term. During the peak phase, treatment should be limited to inpatients for whom it may facilitate discharge. Keeping our patients and ourselves safe is paramount, as well as justly rationing resources. Copyright (c) 2020. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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