Joint Consensus Statement – Safety Precautions for Doing Echocardiography and Image Acquisition during COVID 19: Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Bangladesh Cardiac Society, Cardiac Society of Nepal, and Sri Lanka College of Cardiology

Authors

  • Rakesh Gupta JROP Institute of Echocardiography, Ultrasound and Vascular Doppler, Delhi, India
  • SK Parashar Metro Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
  • HK Chopra Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi, India
  • Sameer Shrivastava Fortis Escort’s Heart Institute, New Delhi, India,
  • Satish C Govind Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Narayan Health City, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Abdullah Al Shafi Majumder National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AKM Monwarul Islam National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohsin Ahmed National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AKM Mohibullah National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Yadav Kumar Deo Bhatt Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, 8HAMS Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Deewakar Sharma HAMS Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Chandra Mani Adhikari Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dipanker Prajapati Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • MR Mubarak Lanka Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Stanley Amarasekara National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • G Vijayraghavan Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • P Krisham Raju Care Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • AV Anjaneyulu Focus Clinics Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • R Alagesan KM Speciality Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • RR Kasliwal Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
  • Rajan J Manjuran Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • S Shanmugasundrum Billroth Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • V Amuthan Jeyalakshmi Heart Center, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • SK Kaushik GBH American Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • ST Yavagal Trinity Hospital and Heart Foundation, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Debika Chatterjee RNT NH Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • K Raghu Care Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • CK Ponde P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Manish Bansal Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
  • G Gnanavelu Ganesh Heart Care Center, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Rahul Mehrotra MAX Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Sunil Bohra Hosmat Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • S Veermani Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • UP Singh Prime Diagnostic Centre and Heart Institute, Chandigarh, India
  • G Rajesh Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India
  • KM Krishnamoorti Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • Rishikesh Shah Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cardio.v13i1.50573

Keywords:

COVID-19, echocardiography, image acquisition, joint statement, safety precautions

Abstract

An echocardiographic investigation is one of the key modalities of diagnosis in patients suffering from COVID 19, especially if they are elderly, have associated comorbid conditions, and pregnant. Hence, it is becoming extremely essential to look into the correct safety precautions, health-care professionals must take while conducting an echo investigation. At the same time, a focused echo examination aimed at correct imaging view acquisition in the shortest possible time is the need of the hour. The decision matrix formulated for conducting an echocardiographic evaluation is based on the presence or absence of cardiological comorbidity vis-a-vis positive or suspected for COVID- 19. The safety measures and image acquisition have been constructed keeping in mind the current safety precautions by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India.

Cardiovasc. j. 2020; 13(1): 97-101

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Published

2020-12-07

How to Cite

Gupta, R., Parashar, S., Chopra, H., Shrivastava, S., Govind, S. C., Majumder, A. A. S., Islam, A. M., Ahmed, M., Mohibullah, A., Bhatt, Y. K. D., Sharma, D., Adhikari, C. M., Prajapati, D., Mubarak, M., Amarasekara, S., Vijayraghavan, G., Raju, P. K., Anjaneyulu, A., Alagesan, R., Kasliwal, R., Manjuran, R. J., Shanmugasundrum, S., Amuthan, V., Kaushik, S., Yavagal, S., Chatterjee, D., Raghu, K., Ponde, C., Bansal, M., Gnanavelu, G., Mehrotra, R., Bohra, S., Veermani, S., Singh, U., Rajesh, G., Krishnamoorti, K., & Shah, R. (2020). Joint Consensus Statement – Safety Precautions for Doing Echocardiography and Image Acquisition during COVID 19: Indian Academy of Echocardiography, Bangladesh Cardiac Society, Cardiac Society of Nepal, and Sri Lanka College of Cardiology. Cardiovascular Journal, 13(1), 97–101. https://doi.org/10.3329/cardio.v13i1.50573

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