How to Handle a COVID-19 Patient in the Angiographic Suite

Anna Maria Ierardi, Bradford J. Wood, Chiara Gaudino, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Elizabeth C. Jones, Klaus Hausegger, Gianpaolo Carrafiello

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This is a single-center report on coordination of staff and handling of patients during the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in a region with high incidence and prevalence of disease. The selection of procedures for interventional radiology (IR), preparation of staff and interventional suite before the arrival of patients, the facility ventilation systems and intra- and post-procedural workflow optimization are described. The control measures described may increase the cost of the equipment, prolong procedural times and increase technical difficulties. However, these precautions may help control the spread of COVID-19 within the healthcare facility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-826
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Angiosuite
  • Coronavirus disease 2019
  • COVID-19
  • Interventional radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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