著者
Atsushi Mizuno Chisa Matsumoto Daisuke Yoneoka Takuya Kishi Mari Ishida Shoji Sanada Memori Fukuda Yoshihiko Saito Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara Hiroyuki Tsutsui Keiichi Fukuda Issei Komuro Koichi Node
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Reports (ISSN:24340790)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.3, no.3, pp.137-141, 2021-03-10 (Released:2021-03-10)
参考文献数
21

Background:From the early phase of the Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiologists have paid attention not only to COVID-19-associated cardiovascular sequelae, but also to treatment strategies for rescheduling non-urgent procedures. The chief objective of this study was to explore confirmed COVID-19 cardiology case experiences and departmental policies, and their regional heterogeneity in Japan.Methods and Results:We performed a retrospective analysis of a nationwide survey performed by the Japanese Circulation Society on April 13, 2020. The questionnaire included cardiology department experience with confirmed COVID-19 cases and restriction policies, and was sent to 1,360 certified cardiology training hospitals. Descriptive analysis and spatial autocorrelation analysis of each response were performed to reveal the heterogeneity of departmental policies. The response rate was 56.8% (773 replies). Only 16% of all responding hospitals experienced a COVID-19 cardiology case. High-risk procedures were restricted in more than one-fifth of hospitals, including transesophageal echocardiography (34.9%) and scheduled catheterization (39.5%). The presence of a cardiologist in the COVID-19 team, the number of board-certified cardiologists, any medical resource shortage and a state of emergency were positively correlated with any type of restriction.Conclusions:We found both low clinical case experiences with COVID-19 and restrictions of cardiovascular procedures during the first COVID-19 wave in Japan. Restrictions arising as a result of COVID-19 were affected by hospital- and country-level variables, such as a state of emergency.

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Aerosol generating procedures were restricted in more than 1/5 of hospitals. The presence of cardiologists in COVID-19 team, any medical resource shortage and state of emergency showed a positive relationship with any restrictions. https://t.co/dU2XB2tz3C CR Editor K #circ_rep https://t.co/QJcSCNrbU7
From Circ Rep. Aerosol generating procedures were restricted in more than 1/5 of hospitals (TEE 34.9% and Cath 39.5%). Restrictions arising as a result of COVID-19 were affected by hospital- and country-level variables. https://t.co/zw4IMuVdXK CR Editor K #circ_rep https://t.co/nIT2VoRpIv

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