COVID-19: Recent Publications and Guidance for Cardiothoracic Surgical Practitioners
The Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and other North American Surgical and Cardiological Societies have recently published a guidance statement regarding surgical triage for patients with COVID-19. Click here to view document.
The document gives guidance regarding the timing of cardiac surgical intervention in patients who have recently developed COVID-19 and suggests suitable periods of deferment according to the acuity of the cardiac surgical procedure and severity of the COVID-19 infection.
SCTS Guidance on COVID-19
National & International Guidance on COVID-19
International Lessons Learnt on COVID-19
COVID-19 Epidemiology, Presentation, Prevention & Management