Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19 Infections

Akanksha N. Thakkar, Isaac Tea, Mouaz Al-Mallah

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Abstract

Since early 2020, the world has been facing a pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Although this positive single-stranded RNA virus primarily causes pulmonary infection and failure, it has been associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases including troponin elevation, myocarditis, and cardiac arrhythmias. Cardiac patients are susceptible to developing more severe infection from SARS-COV-2, making management complicated. In this review we discuss the cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 infections as well as considerations for the management of primary cardiac pathologies during this pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • ACE inhibitors
  • angiotensin receptor blockers
  • arrhythmias
  • cardiovascular imaging
  • coagulopathy
  • COVID-19
  • organ transplant
  • troponin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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