The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted congenital cardiac surgical programs with significant reduction in case load, implementation of patient triage strategies, and development of PPE guidelines. Our opinion piece is based on current knowledge and experience. Due to the lack of robust evidence, strategies will be evolving, and recommendations will certainly change over the next months. It is important that congenital cardiac surgical programs collect data to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of adverse events and resource utilization.
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- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine