Surge-in-place: Conversion of a cardiac catheterization laboratory into a COVID-19 intensive care unit and back again

Miguel Alvarez Villela, Thomas Boucher, Juan Terre, Barbara Levine, Marianne O'Shea, Joane Luma, Ulrich P. Jorde, Mario Garcia, Jose Wiley, Mark Menegus, Azeem Latib, Anna E. Bortnick

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Abstract

In Spring 2020, the United States epicenter of COVID-19 was New York City, in which the borough of the Bronx was particularly affected. This Fall, there has been a resurgence of COVID-19 in Europe and the Midwestern United States. We describe our experience transforming our cardiac catheterization laboratories to accommodate an influx of COVID-19 patients so as to provide other hospitals with a potential blueprint. We transformed our pre/postprocedural patient care areas into COVID-19 intensive care and step-down units and maintained emergent invasive care for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction using existing space and personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E71-E76
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume33
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Cardiac
  • Catheterization
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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