Acute Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with COVID-19: A Therapeutic Challenge

  • Talal Asif Division of Cardiology, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Kameel Kassab Division of Cardiology, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Fady Iskander John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
  • Tareq Alyousef Division of Cardiology, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA

Keywords

COVID-19, acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade

Abstract

We report a case of acute viral pericarditis and cardiac tamponade in a patient with COVID-19 to highlight the associated treatment challenges, especially given the uncertainty associated with the safety of standard treatment. We also discuss complications associated with delayed diagnosis in patients who potentially may need mechanical ventilation.

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  • Published: 2020-05-06

    Issue: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Asif, T., Kassab, K., Iskander, F., & Alyousef, T. (2020). Acute Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with COVID-19: A Therapeutic Challenge. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001701