- Cardiac tamponade may be a potential symptom of SARS-CoV2 infection
This case report demonstrates the first case of COVID-19-related cardiac tamponade. The 47-year-old Afro-Caribbean patient was admitted in March 2020 at the King’s College Hospital, London, UK. Initial echocardiogram showed small to moderate pericardial effusion. Upon deteriotation of patient, repeat echocardiagram showed cardiac tamponade and needed pericardicentesis.
Hua, A., O’Gallagher, K., Sado, D., & Byrne, J. (March 30th, 2020). Life-threatening cardiac tamponade complicating myo-pericarditis in COVID-19. European Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa253