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Vascular Emergencies -- The New COVID-19 Crisis?
  • Pradeep Narayan,
  • Gianni Angelini
Pradeep Narayan
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences
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Gianni Angelini
Bristol University
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Abstract

The authors in this manuscript have reported an increase in the number of vascular emergencies seen during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Lombardy region of Italy. A significant increase in the number of acute limb ischaemia was seen during this phase along with other vascular emergencies. In this review, we have tried to examine this association between increase in vascular emergencies and COVID-19 infection. We have also described the differences in presentations, prognosis and procedural outcomes following operative interventions in these patients compared to the non-COVID patients. An attempt has been made to assess the role of adjunctive measures like intravenous heparin to improve outcomes.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

13 Sep 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
14 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
14 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept