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Triage and Management of Aortic Emergencies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Consensus Document Supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)

Friday, October 30, 2020

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Christopher K. Mehta, S. Chris Malaisrie, Ashley N. Budd, Yutaka Okita, Hitoshi Matsuda, Fernando Fleischman, Yuichi Ueda, Joseph E. Bavaria, and Marc R. Moon

This joint consensus document aims to facilitate triage and management of patients with aortic dissection, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes during the  COVID-19 pandemic. The following issues have been addressed in the care of COVID-19–positive or status unknown patients with aortic emergencies:

1. Management and triage

2. Management of interfacility transfers

3. Preoperative considerations to minimize risk to health care personnel 

4. Important anesthetic considerations

5. Precautions to be taken by surgical personnel during the procedure

6. Postoperative considerations

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