Triage and management of the ACHD patient with COVID-19: A single center approach

Lauren T. Lastinger, Curt J. Daniels, Marc Lee, Aarthi Sabanayagam, Elisa A. Bradley

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With the recent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, healthcare facilities and personnel are expected to rapidly triage and care for patients with even the most complex medical conditions. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) represent an often-intimidating group of complex cardiovascular disorders. Given that general internists and general cardiologists will often be asked to evaluate this group during the pandemic, we propose here an abbreviated triage algorithm that will assist in identifying the patient's overarching ACHD phenotype and baseline cardiac status. The strategy outlined allows for rapid triage and groups various anatomic CHD variants into overarching phenotypes, permitting care teams to quickly review key points in the management of moderate to severely complex ACHD patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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