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Correspondence: David Faraoni, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada. Address e-mail to david.faraoni@sickkids.ca

Author contributions: Name: David Faraoni, MD, PhD. Contribution: This author invited the coauthors, created the outline, wrote the manuscript, edited and formatted the draft.

Name: Lisa A. Caplan, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: James A. DiNardo, MD, FAAP. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: Nina A. Guzzetta, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: Wanda C. Miller-Hance, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: Gregory Latham, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: Mona Momeni, MD, PhD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: Susan C. Nicolson, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: James P. Spaeth, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: Katherine Taylor, BMed MMed, FANZCA. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: Mark Twite, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: David F. Vener, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. Name: Luis Zabala, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version.

Name: Viviane G. Nasr, MD. Contribution: This author helped write the manuscript, reviewed and approved the final version. This manuscript was handled by: Jean-Francois Pittet, MD.

Disclosures: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Research Funding:

This study was solely supported by the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society.

Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Anesthesiology

Considerations for Pediatric Heart Programs During COVID-19: Recommendations From the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society

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Journal Title:

Anesthesia & Analgesia

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Volume 131, Number 2

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, Pages 403-409

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted congenital cardiac surgical programs with significant reduction in case load, implementation of patient triage strategies, and development of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines. This document summarizes current status and implications of COVID-19 in congenital cardiac surgery outlining recommendations from the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS;Figure ​(CCAS;Figure11).

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© 2020 International Anesthesia Research Society

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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