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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

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
Mauro Pepi
Monzino Cardiology Center, IRCCS, Milano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_27_20

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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.

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