CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2021; 10(01): e31-e35
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721024
Case Report: Cardiac

COVID-19 Pandemic—What Should Not Be Forgotten

Luca Koechlin
1  Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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The Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery (SGHC) has announced a “Special Swiss Young Cardiac Surgeon Award 2020,” with the aim to learn more about the consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for young Swiss cardiac surgeons. Therefore, the overall goal of this article is to highlight the personal situation and perspective of a young Swiss cardiac surgeon in training during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article reflects the personal opinion of a young Swiss cardiac surgeon discussing the impact of the pandemic for young surgeons in training and potential chances and learning effects.


This article represents the personal opinion of the author.


Eingereicht: 03. September 2020

Angenommen: 11. September 2020

20. April 2021 (online)

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