Critically Ill Patients with Variable Heart Failure in Severe COVID-19 Disease: A Case Series
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severe COVID-19 disease
cardiovascular disease
heart failure
critical care

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Gomez JM, Potkonjak M, Planek MI, Lavani P, Marinescu K, Suboc T. Critically Ill Patients with Variable Heart Failure in Severe COVID-19 Disease: A Case Series. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 3 [cited 2021 Sep. 28];8. Available from: https://mediterraneanjournals.com/index.php/ijms/article/view/336

Abstract

COVID-19 disease, while primarily a respiratory disease, has proven itself a multi-system disorder with profound cardiovascular sequelae. In patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, effective early diagnosis and management of concomitant cardiovascular manifestations of the disease are key to favorable outcomes. Here we present a case series of three patients with varied cardiovascular presentations of severe COVID-19 illness: cardiogenic shock from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia in a patient with suspected hydroxychloroquine-associated cardiomyopathy, and right-sided heart failure with obstructive shock in the setting of massive pulmonary embolism. Through our experience, we aim to provide a better understanding of the unique spectrum of the cardiovascular effects of severe COVID-19 disease to guide management of the critically ill.

https://doi.org/10.15342/ijms.2021.336
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