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Cardiac Surgery During COVID-19: ECMO, Transplants, Elective Cases, and the Future

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Brodt J, Chikwe J, Mittnacht A, et al. Cardiac Surgery During COVID-19: ECMO, Transplants, Elective Cases, and the Future. May 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12202433

On Monday, April 27, CTSNet and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists collaborated to host a live webinar. The recording is now available.  

This webinar brought together a distinguished panel of global experts to address:

  • Approaches to reopening cardiac surgery
  • Adapting cardiac surgery service to a “new normal”
  • Lessons for ECMO in COVID-19 patients
  • Managing transplant programs during the pandemic
  • Strategies for remaining resilient in the face of the crisis

Jessica Brodt, MBBS, (Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Stanford University) and Joanna Chikwe, MD (Irina & George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles) moderated this one-hour live event.

Click on the topic to go directly to that portion of the recording:

Reopening Cardiac Surgery Programs: David Reich, MD
Horace W Goldsmith Professor of Anesthesiology, President and COO, Mount Sinai Hospital NY

ECMO for COVID: Insights From Our First 150 Patients: Alain Combes, MD, PhD
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Sorbonne Universite, Paris and Director of the Intensive Care Unit Department at La Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris

Transplant During the COVID Era: Risk, Strategy and Early Outcomes: Amy Fiedler, MD
Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Heart Transplantation, University of Wisconsin

Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: Sasha Shillcutt, MD, FASE
Professor and Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Dr Jessica Brodt: Stanford University
  • Dr Jo Chikwe: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr Mathew Patteril: University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Dr Alex Mittnacht: Westchester Medical Center

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