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Cardiac Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview With Thoralf M. Sundt

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Chikwe J, Sundt TM. Cardiac Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: An Interview With Thoralf M. Sundt. March 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12055278

Filmed on March 30, 2020, Joanna Chikwe of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, interviews Thoralf M. Sundt of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston about cardiac surgery in the era of COVID-19. Discussion topics include regional care planning, cardiac surgery during surge, and leadership during crisis.



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Thoralf, you mentioned the nurses being a potential limitation, and I much appreciate that. In fact, it is bothered me that there is so much talk about "ventilators", as if those machines have any value at all without the skilled nurses and RTs to manage them. Fred Joyce, CT Surgeon
Good discussion, thank you for the presentation. It is just not on immunosuppressed, any of the post operative patients, if they get COVID 19, it will be difficult to get them through the phase! Separation of the hospitals seems to be a better idea, one for COVID and other for Non-Covid patients!

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