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Managing the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient in the COVID-19 Pandemic—A New York Perspective

Jodi L. Feinberg1, Frank Cecchin1,2, Arianna Gonzalez1, Emily Johnson2, Dan G. Halpern1,*
1 Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, 10016, USA
2 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, 10016, USA
* Corresponding Author: Dan G. Halpern. Email:

Congenital Heart Disease 2020, 15(3), 141-146. https://doi.org/10.32604/CHD.2020.012039

Received 12 June 2020; Accepted 02 July 2020; Issue published 15 July 2020

Abstract

Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are likely at increased risk for complications of COVID-19. ACHD centers should prepare to deliver routine cardiac care and support for patients with COVID-19 safely at home, as the number of COVID-19 infections worldwide continues to increase. This brief report aims to share the strategies we have used in our ACHD program to manage and treat our patients during this global health crisis at one of the initial epicenters of the pandemic in New York City, and offer suggestions for preparation for ACHD clinicians.

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COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus; adult congenital heart disease; infection

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Feinberg, J. L., Cecchin, F., Gonzalez, A., Johnson, E., Halpern, D. G. (2020). Managing the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient in the COVID-19 Pandemic—A New York Perspective. Congenital Heart Disease, 15(3), 141–146.



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