The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has profoundly affected all aspects of medicine and surgery. Vascular surgery practice and interventions were also forced to change in order to deal with new COVID-19–related priorities and emergencies. In this setting, difficulties in aortic disease management were two-fold: new vascular complications related to COVID-19 infection and the need to guarantee prompt and correct treatment for the general “non-COVID-19” population. Furthermore, discomfort deriving from precautions to minimize the risk of virus transmission among patients and among health care professionals, the need to separate COVID-19–positive from COVID-19–negative patients, and the high incidence of postoperative complications in COVID-19 cases created a challenging scenario for cardiac operations. The aim of this review was to provide evidence derived from the published literature (case reports, case series, multicenter experience, and expert opinion) on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on aortic vascular surgery services and interventions, describing COVID-19–related findings, intraoperative and postoperative outcomes, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on noninfectious aortic patients.

Impact of COVID-19 on aortic operations / D. Bissacco, M. Franchin, G. Piffaretti, L. Luzzani, M. D'Oria, R. Casana, M. Domanin, R. Bellosta, S. Trimarchi. - In: SEMINARS IN VASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 0895-7967. - 34:2(2021), pp. 37-42. [10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2021.04.002]

Impact of COVID-19 on aortic operations

D. Bissacco
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M. Domanin;S. Trimarchi
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has profoundly affected all aspects of medicine and surgery. Vascular surgery practice and interventions were also forced to change in order to deal with new COVID-19–related priorities and emergencies. In this setting, difficulties in aortic disease management were two-fold: new vascular complications related to COVID-19 infection and the need to guarantee prompt and correct treatment for the general “non-COVID-19” population. Furthermore, discomfort deriving from precautions to minimize the risk of virus transmission among patients and among health care professionals, the need to separate COVID-19–positive from COVID-19–negative patients, and the high incidence of postoperative complications in COVID-19 cases created a challenging scenario for cardiac operations. The aim of this review was to provide evidence derived from the published literature (case reports, case series, multicenter experience, and expert opinion) on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on aortic vascular surgery services and interventions, describing COVID-19–related findings, intraoperative and postoperative outcomes, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on noninfectious aortic patients.
Aortic Diseases; COVID-19; Facilities and Services Utilization; Humans; Procedures and Techniques Utilization; Vascular Surgical Procedures
Settore MED/22 - Chirurgia Vascolare
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