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Guidance for Cardiothoracic Transplant Centers regarding SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: March 15, 2020

  • 1.  Guidance for Cardiothoracic Transplant Centers regarding SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: March 15, 2020

    Posted 03-16-2020 12:50
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    Hi everyone,

    Please find attached the document entiteled:

    Guidance for Cardiothoracic Transplant Centers regarding SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: March 15, 2020

    We convened an international group of ISHLT members representing Infectious Diseases, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pharmacy to discuss frequently asked questions in the setting of the current pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (virus) causing a disease termed COVID-19. At this time, there is very scant published information regarding COVID-19 in cardiothoracic transplant recipients. Current guidance is based on clinical experience and will be revised as more data becomes available.

    The document can be found on the home page of the ISHLT-CoVId19 community but is also attached to this email for easy access.

    Best,



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    Me-Linh Luong
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    Microbiologiste infectiologue
    Professeure agrégé de clinique
    Microbiologie médicale et infectiologie
    CHUM - Pavillon F
    1050, rue Sanguinet, porte F06.1102F
    Montréal (Québec) H2X 0C1
    Phone : 514 890-8000 poste 36210
    Fax : 514 412-7412
    Email : me-linh.luong.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
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  • 2.  RE: Guidance for Cardiothoracic Transplant Centers regarding SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: March 15, 2020

    Posted 03-21-2020 05:11

    Hallo, I strongly recommend chest CT scan over X-ray. Chest X-ray cannot be trusted for screening for Covid-19 disease-related pneumonia.
    Best wishes, and please try to limit as much as you can virus transmission. 

    Regards,
     MF



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    Maria Frigerio
    Milano
    0264447791
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  • 3.  RE: Guidance for Cardiothoracic Transplant Centers regarding SARS CoV-2 infection and COVID-19: March 15, 2020

    Posted 03-21-2020 06:46
    Maria
    Thanks - all the best...
    Wojtek Karolak
    Gdansk Lung Transplant Program