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The Effect of COVID-19 on Adult Cardiac Surgery in the United States in 717,103 Patients

Monday, August 16, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Tom C. Nguyen MD, Vinod H. Thourani MD, Alexander P. Nissen MD, Robert H. Habib PhD, Joseph A. Dearani MD, Allan Ropski MS

This is the largest analysis of COVID-19 related impact on adult cardiac surgery volume, trends, and outcomes. During the pandemic, cardiac surgery volume suffered dramatically, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions during the first COVID-19 surge, with a concurrent increase in observed-to-expected 30-day mortality.


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