MVT Aortic Course
MVT Aortic
April 22-23, 2021
Virtual Event
Course Directors:
Alfred Kocher and Christopher Young
Countdown to the next live event:
Date: 22.04.2021
Previous Events

COVID-19: Present and Future Considerations
for the Cardiac Surgical Community
Key Highlights
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, many healthcare systems worldwide are gearing towards restoration and recovery of elective surgery.
As part of waiting list management for cardiac surgery, it’s important to stratify patients to determine the priority of surgery and also consider the feasibility of carrying out the procedure.
Many patients across the globe are still fearful of becoming infected with COVID-19 at the hospital and are delaying cardiac surgery.

COVID-19: What Is Important For The Cardiac
Surgical Community
Key Highlights
Patients with CVD who are infected by the virus
have an elevated risk of adverse outcomes.
A recent study from China showed cardiac injury occurred in
20% of COVID-19 patients during hospitalization—and it
was associated with a higher risk of in-hospital mortality.
A panel of international experts has issued several
recommendations to help support critically ill COVID-19 patients
in the ICU as part of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19.