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Los Angeles's Perspective of COVID 19 Effect and Impact on Cardiac Surgery
  • Tiffany Worthington,
  • Ali Khoynezhad
Tiffany Worthington
Memorial Care Heart and Vascular Institute
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Ali Khoynezhad
Memorial Care Heart and Vascular Institute
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Abstract

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) captured worldwide attention as the virus spread from initial detection as a pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China in December 2019 to the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization only three months later. This paper describes the impact of COVID 19 on cardiac surgery services in the greater Los Angeles area. Discussion includes public health response to the pandemic, how local hospitals reacted to the expected surge in COVID patients, establishment of telemedicine services, and the projected future impact on California healthcare as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

19 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
19 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept