- The Japanese Circulation Society
- Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
- vol.3, no.2, pp.100-104, 2021-02-10 (Released:2021-02-10)
Background:Cardiovascular department restriction policies on procedures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not been fully evaluated.Methods and Results:We performed a retrospective analysis of a nationwide survey performed by the Japanese Circulation Society in August 2020. The total response rate was 48.9% (651/1,331). The rate of restriction of cardiovascular procedures peaked in April. Exacerbations of heart failure due to hospital restrictions were noted in 43.8% of departments.Conclusions:Many departments restricted their cardiological procedures, and this rate changed according to the pandemic situation. The exacerbation of cardiovascular disease resulting from pandemic restrictions should not be ignored.