Korean J Intern Med.  2020 Jul;35(4):749-757. 10.3904/kjim.2020.290.

Consensus statement on coronary intervention during the coronavirus disease 19 pandemic: from the Korean Society of Interventional Cardiology

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea
  • 3Department of Cardiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea
  • 4Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Heart Vascular and Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 5Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, Korea
  • 6Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
  • 7Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea
  • 8Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 9Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 10Cardiac and Vascular Center, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease caused by the novel virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first case developed in December, 2019 in Wuhan, China; several months later, COVID-19 has become pandemic, and there is no end in sight. This disaster is also causing serious health problems in the area of cardiovascular intervention. In response, the Korean Society of Interventional Cardiology formed a COVID-19 task force to develop practice guidelines. This special article introduces clinical practice guidelines to prevent secondary transmission of COVID-19 within facilities; the guidelines were developed to protect patients and healthcare workers from this highly contagious virus. We hope these guidelines help healthcare workers and cardiovascular disease patients around the world cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keyword

COVID-19; Cardiovascular diseases; Coronary angiography; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Practice guideline
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