COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

it is more than one month ago when the first case of patient affected by COVID-19 in Italy has been detected. The rapid escalation of the situation not only in Italy and Europe, but worldwide, has an unprecedented effect on all aspects of daily life and is shutting down our life as it was, our habits, and is shaping a ‘world after the COVID-19’ very different from the one we were used to.
Health and healthcare are being impacted in a seismic way. In particular we, as cardiothoracic anaesthesiologists, are in the front line in fighting the virus and forced to think about new ways for our everyday activities, developing new guidelines and best practices.
These are indeed challenging and busy times, we are all working under extremely stressful and dangerous conditions, with decreasing resources – due to decreased number of (sick) staff, and due to limited access to fully equipped ICU beds.
The public health response to COVID-19 continues, and this is thanks to your indefatigable work. Covid and non Covid patients need us to treat their cardiovascular disease, and we are all doing our best to allow all of them to receive the care they need.
As EACTA, we are in the process of creating videos and webinars that could support you in this fight. The first one is already available in open access in the EACTA e-Academy.

My thoughts are with you, the whole Board of Directors is with you.
Stay strong, together we will face it.

Fabio Guarracino
EACTA President

– March 2020

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

COVID-19 and the Heart:
A literature overview
and local experience

Luisa Baca, Maria Benedetto

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Protocolized approach for
resuming elective cardiothoracic
cases during the COVID-19 outbreak

Felipe Unigarro Londoño, Ricard Navarro

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

May COVID-19
classified as a haemostatic
disorder?

Maria Benedetto and Vittorio Ferrari

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Sedation Strategies And
Neurological Assessment
in COVID-19 ICU Patients

Sara Tomasini

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

COVID-19 in the Paediatric
Population: Literature Overview
and Clinical Experience

Marta Agulli

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Mechanical Ventilation Strategies
and Feasibility of ECMO
for SARS-COVID-19

Maria Benedetto

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Tips and tricks
for safe airway
management

Mohamed El Tahan

Helpful Resources

WEEKLY UPDATED! – The most recent resources are on top

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  2. Lombardi CM, Carubelli V, Iorio A, et al. Association of Troponin Levels With Mortality in Italian Patients Hospitalized With Coronavirus Disease 2019. Results of a Multicenter Study. JAMA Cardiol. August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3538
  3. Mustafa AK, Alexander PJ, Joshi DJ. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients With COVID-19 in Severe Respiratory Failure. JAMA Surgery August 12. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3950
  4. Puntmann VO, Carerj ML, Wieters I, et al. Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Recently Recovered From Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). JAMA Cardiol.July 27, 2020, doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3557
  5. Gluckman TJ, Wilson MA, MD; Chiu ST, et al. Case Rates, Treatment Approaches, and Outcomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. JAMA Cardiol. August 7, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3629
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  7. Di Tano G, Iacovon A, De Maria R. Implications for the Care of Patients With COVID-19 and Inflammatory Myocardial Disease. JAMA Cardiol. August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3389
  8. Inciardi RM, Lupi L, Metra M. Implications for the Care of Patients With COVID-19 and Inflammatory Myocardial Disease—Reply. JAMA Cardiol. August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3392
  9. Usman AA, Han J, Acker A, et al. A Case Series of Devastating Intracranial Hemorrhage During Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. August 2020. doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.07.063
  10. Herndon KT, Claussen KS, Braithwaite JJ, et al. A novel clinical consideration to conserve parenteral fentanyl during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anesth Analg. July 30, 2020. DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005168
  11. Cardenas-Mancera J, Valencia-Arango L, Segura-Salguero JC, Dıaz-Bohada L. A Portable Negative Airflow Box to Control Exposure for Aerosol-Generating Procedures During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.August 12, 2020
  12. Stauffer WM, Alper JD, Walker PF. COVID-19 and Dexamethasone A Potential Strategy to Avoid Steroid-Related Strongyloides Hyperinfection. JAMA July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13170
  13. McCreary EK, Angus DC. Efficacy of Remdesivir in COVID-19. JAMA August 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16337
  14. Chua KP, Conti RM. Policy Implications of the Orphan Drug Designation for Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19. JAMA Internal Medicine August 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2759
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  16. Prescott HC, Girard, TD. Recovery From Severe COVID-19. Leveraging the Lessons of Survival From Sepsis. JAMA August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14103
  17. Lee MCC, Thampi S, Chan HP, et al. Psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic amongst anaesthesiologists and nurses. Br J Anaesth. July 22, 2020
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  19. Takahiro M, Daiki K, Fumika T, Ayers JW, Leas EC, Johnson DC, et al. Internet Searches for Acute Anxiety During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Internal Medicine August 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3305
  20. Mello MM,Greene JA, Sharfstein JM. Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19. JAMA August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14423
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  22. Ortoleva J, Dalia AA. Preoperative COVID-19 Testing for Cardiovascular Procedures in Endemic Areas Should be Mandatory. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. August 26, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.07.080
  23. Sheetz KH, Massarweh NN. Centralization of High-risk Surgery in the US Feasible Solution or More Trouble Than It Is Worth? JAMA June 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2953
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  27. Cheung EHL, Chan TCW, Wong JWM, Law MS. Sustainable response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the operating theatre: need for more than just personal protective equipment. Br J Anaesth April 11, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.04.002
  28. Dugdale CM, Walensky RP. Filtration Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Availability of N95 Face Masks for COVID-19 Prevention. JAMA Internal Medicine August 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4218
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  33. Kibbe MR. Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Manuscript Submissions by Women. JAMA Surgery August 4, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3917
  34. Mishra V, Dexter JP. Comparison of Readability of Official Public Health Information About COVID-19 on Websites of International Agencies and the Governments of 15 Countries. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(8):e2018033. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.18033
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ESA COVID-19 Resource page

  1. Cook TM. Risk to health from COVID-19 for anaesthetists and intensivists – a narrative review. Anaesthesia July 25, 2020. doi:10.1111/anae.15220
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  3. Bilaloglu S, Aphinyanaphongs Y, Jones S, et al. Thrombosis in Hospitalized PatientsWith COVID-19 in a NewYork City Health System. JAMA July 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13372
  4. Wessler BS, Kent DM, Konstam MA. Fear of Coronavirus Disease 2019—An Emerging Cardiac Risk. JAMA July 22, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.2890
  5. Cavalcanti AB, Zampieri FG, Rosa RG, et al. Hydroxychloroquine with or without Azithromycin in Mild-to-Moderate Covid-19. N Eng J Med July 23, 2020.  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2019014
  6. Laterre PF, Franois B, Collienne C, et al. Association of Interleukin 7 Immunotherapy with Lymphocyte Counts Among Patients with Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(7):e2016485. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16485
  7. Kamrath I, Mönkemöller K, Biester T, et al. Ketoacidosis in Children and Adolescents with Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany. JAMA July 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13445
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