Cardiac Tamponade Secondary to COVID-19
Dabbagh MF, Aurora L, D'Souza P, Weinmann AJ, Bhargava P, and Basir MB. Cardiac Tamponade Secondary to COVID-19. JACC Case Rep 2020.
JACC Case Rep
A 67-year-old female presented with upper respiratory symptoms and was diagnosed with COVID-19. She was found to have a large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion with echocardiographic signs of tamponade and mild left ventricular impairment. Clinical course was complicated by development of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She was treated with pericardiocentesis, colchicine, corticosteroids and hydroxychloroquine with improvement in symptoms.
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