ACC, Other CV Societies Issue Guidance For Safely Resuming Cardiovascular Procedures

May 20, 2020

The ACC together with other North American cardiovascular societies has issued a framework for reintroducing invasive cardiovascular procedures and diagnostic tests after the initial peak of COVID-19. The document, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, outlines three areas that must be considered when reintroducing services: 1) Ethical considerations; 2) Collaboration between regional public health providers, health authorities and cardiovascular care providers; 3) Protection of patients and health care workers. Read the full guidance, as well as download a table and slides and listen to a podcast. Looking for more on reintroducing services? Hear from five cardiovascular clinicians, including ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, on steps their institutions are taking in preparation for re-opening.