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Operations should not take place until at least seven weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus

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Patients have a two and a half times higher risk of dying after the operation during the first six weeks after a SARS-CoV-2 detection compared to a later procedure.

Operations should not take place until at least seven weeks after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is shown by a new global study by the research network “COVIDSurg”, in which the University Medical Center Halle (Saale) is also involved. In the current publication in the specialist journal “Anaesthesia”, the scientists prove that operations within six weeks of detection of a SARS-CoV-2 infection with a increased mortality. According to this, patients have a two and a half times higher risk of dying after the operation during the first six weeks after a SARS-CoV-2 detection compared to a later procedure.

Association of Anaesthetists Report

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