Heart Surgery Safety, Risks & Benefits for Patients During Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused patients with cardiovascular disease to ask many questions about the next steps in the management and treatment of their heart conditions. In particular, those patients with heart valve disease are struggling with concerns specific to the progression of valvular disorders (including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation), the increase of symptoms, the risks of waiting too long for surgery, and concerns about getting infected with the coronavirus in hospitals. In this video, Dr. Chris Malaisrie, a leading cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Medicine and professor of surgery at Northwestern University, address eight important facts about the realities of heart surgery during the pandemic. (Video posted on May 6, 2020)

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Dr. S. Chris Malaisrie

Cardiac Surgeon
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

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