Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2020 , Vol 29 , Issue 3
Paradigm shifts in terms of vascular emergencies during COVID-19 outbreak: An Expert Opinion report
Eren Günertem1, Tankut Akay1, Murat Sargın2, Nevzat Erdil3, Emrah Uğuz4, Erdal Aslım5, Soner Yavaş4, Mustafa Şırlak6, Tanzer Çalkavur7, Kürşad Bozkurt8
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Başkent University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inonu University Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5Department of Vascular Surgery, Istinye University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
6Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
7Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
8Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2020.775 Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has become a global threat. The entire population is now under the risk. Healthcare providers are concerned about handling an increased number of COVID-19 patients in limited capacities of facilities. Some therapies are being postponed indefinitely. Patients with vascular diseases usually have multiple comorbidities and, therefore, many of them are prone to infection. However, vascular surgical pathologies are usually related to progressive diseases. Postponement may not be possible for every patient in this group of patients. Thus, prioritization is crucial and a specialized algorithm is needed. In this review, we provide a succinct overview of arterial and venous emergencies and present a classification system and treatment algorithm on an individual basis. Keywords : COVID-19, emergency treatment, pandemic, vascular surgical procedure
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