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June 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:51–54 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.017

Impact of COVID-19 on primary percutaneous coronary intervention centres in the UK: a survey

Ahmed M Adlan, Ven G Lim, Gurpreet Dhillon, Hibba Kurdi, Gemina Doolub, Nadir Elamin, Amir Aziz, Sanjay Sastry, Gershan Davis

Abstract

Introduction Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 12th March 2020.1 Subsequently, on 20th March 2020, the National Health Service (NHS) England in collaboration with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) and the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) published guidelines for the management of cardiology patients during the coronavirus pandemic.2 Briefly, the guidelines recommended that: all non-urgent elective inpatient/day case procedures should be postponed primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should continue to b

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