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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: What is the Clinical Decision Framework Amid COVID 19 Era
  • federico benetti
federico benetti
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

20 Jun 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
24 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

It is known that LIMA-to-LAD is the major determinant of the patient’s prognosis and long term survival for a large percentage of the population with coronary artery disease Off pump, minimally invasive LIMA-to-LAD provides excellent long-term results ). As Awad et al state, this pandemic has disrupted and challenged delivery of health care services worldwide ). LIMA-to-LAD can be performed with minimal resources in an isolated area from COVID-19 facilities within the hospital.Hybrid treatment of coronary heart disease is another option for patients under these circumstances . Surgeons must take the lead and play an active role in the decision process. . As the authors conclude, given fluidity of the current situation, there is need for new processes and clinical decision – making that will allow patients to receive appropriate treatment,