Reversible cardiac dysfunction in severe COVID-19 infection, mechanisms and case report

Chieh Ju Chao, Patrick A. DeValeria, Ayan Sen, Hong Lee, Dawn M. Pedrotty, Bhavesh Patel, Reza Arsanjani, Tasneem Z. Naqvi

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Abstract

A previously healthy 49-year-old male patient presented with COVID-19 infection and required mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation due to severe hypoxemia. Echocardiography showed cardiac dysfunction with an apical sparing strain pattern, which rapidly normalized within a week. Apical sparing myocardial strain in patients with COVID-19 infection may suggest reverse-type stress cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1465-1469
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • myocarditis
  • speckle-tracking strain
  • stress-induced cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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