Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

POSITION PAPER
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--4

Document addressed to cardiovascular echography operators at the time of COVID-19: A Document by the “Società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e CardioVascular Imaging” Board 2019–2021


Francesco Antonini-Canterin1, Mauro Pepi2, Ines Paola Monte3, Giuseppe Trocino4, Andrea Barbieri5, Agata Barchitta6, Quirino Ciampi7, Alberto Cresti8, Sofia Miceli9, Licia Petrella10, Frank Benedetto11 
1 Rehabilitative Cardiology, Ospedale Riabilitativo di Alta Specializzazione di Motta di Livenza (TV), Milano, Italy
2 Monzino Cardiology Center, IRCCS, Milano, Italy
3 Cardiology, AOU Policlinic, University of Catania, Italy
4 Cardiology, Hospital of Desio (MB), Benevento, Italy
5 Cardiology, AOU of Modena, Benevento, Italy
6 Emergency Medicine, S. Antonio Hospital, AO Padova, Benevento, Italy
7 Cardiology, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Benevento, Italy
8 Cardiology, Dip. CardioNeuroVascolare Aslsudest Toscana, Hospital of Grosseto, Teramo, Italy
9 Geriatrics, AOU Mater-Domini, Catanzaro, Italy
10 Cardiology, “Mazzini” Hospital, Teramo, Italy
11 Cardiology, G.O.M. “Bianchi Melacrino Morelli”, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Ines Paola Monte
Cardiologia CAST- Policlinico, Via Santa Sofia 76, 95125 Catania
Italy
Mauro Pepi
Monzino Cardiology Center, IRCCS, Milano
Italy

The epidemic of COVID-19 has grown to pandemic proportions and the preventive and mitigation measures have been widely spread through the media. The cardiologists are called as consultants for the cardiovascular pathologies and echocardiography is a fundamental examination in many clinical situations, but not without risks for health staff. Società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e CardioVascular Imaging Council has decided to formulate a document aimed to highlight the importance of a correct indication and execution procedure of the echocardiogram during a COVID-19 pandemic.


How to cite this article:
Antonini-Canterin F, Pepi M, Monte IP, Trocino G, Barbieri A, Barchitta A, Ciampi Q, Cresti A, Miceli S, Petrella L, Benedetto F. Document addressed to cardiovascular echography operators at the time of COVID-19: A Document by the “Società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e CardioVascular Imaging” Board 2019–2021.J Cardiovasc Echography 2020;30:2-4


How to cite this URL:
Antonini-Canterin F, Pepi M, Monte IP, Trocino G, Barbieri A, Barchitta A, Ciampi Q, Cresti A, Miceli S, Petrella L, Benedetto F. Document addressed to cardiovascular echography operators at the time of COVID-19: A Document by the “Società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e CardioVascular Imaging” Board 2019–2021. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];30:2-4
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