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Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (GISE) position paper for Cath lab-specific preparedness recommendations for healthcare providers in case of suspected, probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19

Giuseppe Tarantini, Chiara Fraccaro, Alaide Chieffo, Alfredo Marchese, Fabio Felice Tarantino, Stefano Rigattieri, Ugo Limbruno, Ciro Mauro, Alessio La Manna, Battistina Castiglioni, Matteo Longoni, Sergio Berti, Francesco Greco, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giovanni Esposito
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2020 March 29
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COVID-19 pandemic raised the issue to guarantee the proper level of care to patients with acute cardiovascular diseases and concomitant suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and, in the meantime safety and protection of healthcare providers. The aim of this position paper is to provide standards to healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection accessing in cath-lab. The document represents the view of the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (GISE), and it is based on recommendations from the main World and European Health Organizations (WHO, and ECDC) as well as from the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI).

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