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Revista Costarricense de Cardiología

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CHAVARRIA VIQUEZ, Jorge et al. Reestructuración del abordaje de la patología estructural cardiaca en tiempos de pandemia por COVID-19. Rev. costarric. cardiol [online]. 2020, vol.22, suppl.1, pp.42-48. ISSN 1409-4142.

The health system in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered a great impact. Thus, organization has been essential in maintaining the ability to respond to the health emergency, and in some countries, it has even been abrupt. The treatment of cardiovascular diseases continues to be a priority, and the modification of medical care in the current context cannot affect the timely procedures of cardiac pathologies.

The structural cardiology and cardiac surgery programs in our country have been consolidated and grown in recent years, offering multiple percutaneous or minimally invasive procedures for heart disease with high morbidity and mortality. Their continuation, despite the difficulties caused by the outbreak, is necessary in certain cases. This document brings together the main recommendations based on international guidelines and experts opinions in this regard, to maintain cardiovascular care in Costa Rica despite COVID-19.

Keywords : COVID-19; TAVI; MitraClip; Structural Heart Disease; Cardiac Surgery..

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