Circulation Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-4820
Print ISSN : 1346-9843
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Recommendations for Maintaining the Cardiovascular Care System Under the Conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic ― 1st Edition, April 2020 ―
Takuya KishiAtsushi MizunoMari IshidaChisa MatsumotoMemori FukudaShoji SanadaNaoya ItohHideaki OkaKoichi NodeIssei Komuroon behalf of the Collaborators and Advisors of the COVID-19 Task Force Mission Team of the Japanese Circulation Society, and Directors of the Japanese Circulation Societies
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2020 Volume 84 Issue 11 Pages 2023-2026

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Background:The Japanese Circulation Society proposes recommendations for all healthcare professionals involved in cardiovascular medicine to protect them from infection and ensure that seriously ill patients requiring urgent care receive proper treatment.

Methods and Results:Patients are divided into “Positive or suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)” and “All others”. Furthermore, tests and treatments are divided into emergency or standby. For each category, we propose recommendations.

Conclusions:To maintain the cardiovascular care system, The Japanese Circulation Society recommends completely preventing nosocomial COVID-19 infections, ensuring adequate PPE necessary for healthcare personnel, and learning and implementing standard precautions.

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