Dr. Gulati on Re-Opening CV Services - COVID-19 Hub

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ACC CardioSmart Editor-in-Chief Martha Gulati, MD, FACC, says her hospital system in Phoenix, AZ, will continue to restrict visitors from the hospital and require all patients coming for elective procedures to have advanced testing to determine if they've been exposed to COVID-19. They will also take into consideration where patients will be going after the procedure, as those going to assisted living, rehabilitation, or other short term care facilities will need additional testing before they can leave the hospital. Currently, hospital floors are separated between COVID and non-COVID floors to protect patients; staff is also separated as a way to minimize the risk to everyone. For more resources visit http://www.ACC.org/COVID19.