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Cardiac tamponade as a presentation of COVID-19 after cardiac surgery

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;1-4, [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 23].

Url : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34840443/

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : C. V. T. S.

Year : 2021

Abstract : We present two patients who turned positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after elective cardiac surgery, developing postoperative pericardial effusion with tamponade. One of the patients who presented with tamponade had no other symptoms of COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 can rarely present with cardiac manifestations including pericardial effusion and tamponade. In the post cardiac surgery setting, this effect of the virus may be accentuated. Hence, a high index of suspicion and prompt management are the keys for a successful outcome.

Cite this Research Publication : Gopal K., Ahamed H., Jose R., Varma PK. Cardiac tamponade as a presentation of COVID-19 after cardiac surgery [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 23]. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;1-4. doi:10.1007/s12055-021-01270-6

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