CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2020; 04(01): 12-19
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713538
Review Article

Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic

Salome Jeyabalan
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Kedar Bangal
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Anuja Kulkarni
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Maithriye Kavishree
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Sujani Kola
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Mehak Mahajan
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Friday Okonna
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Hema C. Nair
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Keshava Murthy S.
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Muralidhar Kanchi
1  Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

The new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Patients with COVID-19 can progress from asymptomatic or mild illness to hypoxemic respiratory failure to multisystem organ dysfunction and death. Healthcare workers, particularly anesthesiologists, are at increased risk since their airway management expertise is required in situations where suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 require surgical procedures and in critical care settings. Such patients undergoing surgery have a higher perioperative morbidity and mortality. Additionally, aerosol-generating procedures place the operating room staff at high risk of contracting the COVID-19 infection. Here, we present a review of COVID-19 management, particularly in the perioperative setting. In addition, this article highlights specific concerns with the use of transesophageal echocardiography and the precautions to be taken during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This review article is based on this institutional protocol supported by literature from recent publications and guidelines from major health organizations on COVID-19.



Publication History

Publication Date:
15 June 2020 (online)

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