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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996

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Progress in Medical Sciences. 2021; 5(2):(64-113)

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeries can be Made Safe Even during Peak of Covid-19 Pandemic

Deepak Puri

The Covid 19 pandemic has had devastating effects on healthcare globally and even worse impact on those having heart and other lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cancer, stress, and depression. Delay in treatment can aggravate the disease and worsen prognosis. Although several guidelines have been proposed, to ensure safety of managing Team and patient, so that only emergency surgeries are performed during Covid 19 peak, yet morbidity and mortality was found to be high during Covid pandemic [1]. However, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is a specialty wherein Surgeons are expected to remain on their toes round the clock, even during peak of the pandemic, despite strict lockdowns in order to prevent worsening of complications among patients requiring surgical interventions. Keeping this in mind we ensured constant availability of safe Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery facilities to all patients who reached our hospital irrespective of the gravity of second Covid 19 peak