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Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol

Source : J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020;36:S44-7

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Campus : Faridabad

Year : 2020

Abstract : A pregnant patient presented with fever and desaturation, without breathlessness. She was suspected to have COVID-19 but SARS-CoV-2 was negative. She developed fetal distress and underwent an uneventful Cesarean section. Postoperatively, she developed respiratory distress and needed mechanical ventilation support. The clinical features suggested COVID-19 infection and antiviral treatment were empirically initiated. Repeat SARS-CoV-2 was negative. Echocardiography, computed tomography scans, and biochemical investigations supported a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy. She was successfully managed with decongestive therapy and could be discharged home on the fifth day.

Cite this Research Publication : Garg S, Singh A, Kalita M, Siddiqui AZ, Kapoor MC. Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020;36:S44-7

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