COVID-19

The ISHLTConnect COVID-19 Community is an open community, including ISHLT members and ISHLT non-members. If you are a non-member and wish to participate in the discussion, please click here to complete the registration form for a temporary guest account.

The purpose of the Community is to allow healthcare professionals to engage with peers, share resources and experiences.

  • Current COVID-19 recommendations
  • Prevention of COVID-19 infection in transplant recipients
  • Management of transplant recipients COVID-19 infection, including decisions regarding immunosuppression
  • Donor evaluation and selection strategies, including donor testing algorithms
  • Waitlist management for transplant candidates including the safety of desensitization protocols and temporary inactivation

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Latest Discussion Posts

  • ISHLTConnect Rules, Etiquette, and Privacy Guidelines   Thank you for being part of the ISHLTConnect community! This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations. ...

  • This discussion is intended to be a place to collect links to COVID-19 web resources, publications and advisories with relevance to transplant.  It will be updated periodically.  Please post recommendations to edit or add to this list. Guidance Documents ...

  • By now most of you have more experience than us thus my previous message has become partly redundant. However as promised, from what little experience we've had, there has so far been no fatalities or severe permanent loss of respiratory capacity. Kind ...

  • The COVID-19 Task Force has updated its Guidance Document. Among the updates: a new section on ECMO and revised therapeutics. Thank you to the Task Force for their continued work on this project. The document is posted on ISHLT.org here for broad sharing ...

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is considered an aerosolizing procedure, so it has been on hold at my institution.  As we try to resume some elective testing, I am interested in how CPET is being handled at other institutions?  Do you have procedures ...