Fill in #COVID19 survey on Hemodynamic Monitoring
Please fill in the survey!
Hemodynamics during COVID
Little is known about the cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19 and the hemodynamic management of patients requiring ICU admission. Indeed, most articles published so far on COVID critically ill patients focused on lung injury and mechanical ventilation strategies.
Only very few studies reported cardiovascular data. On March 25, a JAMA study suggested that myocardial injury (defined by a significant increase in Troponin) is observed in around 20% of the cases, and a case series of ST segment elevation was published on April 17. The same day, a New England Journal of Medicine article reported the need for vasopressor support in 95% of mechanically ventilated patients.
The WHO, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the NIH quickly released recommendations for the hemodynamic management of COVID patients.
We designed an international electronic survey to better understand current practice and alignment with these guidelines.
- INTENSIVISTS and ANESTHETISTS involved in COVID patients care are invited to answer a quick survey (takes < 3 min!) about hemodynamic monitoring and management in the ICU.
- The survey was posted on April 25-29 on social networks by the main investigators.
- Since then, the link has been shared many times by individuals and scientific societies (e.g. SFAR, the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care) on social networks or websites.
We expect >500 responses (hopefully >100 responses by geographical area) in a few days in order to quickly obtain compelling data to share. Survey results will be submitted for publication by end of May in a peer-reviewed international journal.
You can click on the button below to activate the link to the hemodynamic survey.
Many thanks in advance for your participation!
Frédéric Michard, Principal Investigator
Manu Malbrain, ICU Director UZ Brussel, Faculty of Medicine VUB, IFA President, Co-Investigator