Published time: 06 May 2020
Authors: Christina Creel-Bulos, M.D., Maxwell Hockstein, M.D., Neha Amin, M.D., Samer Melhem, M.D., Alexander Truong, M.D., M.P.H., Milad Sharifpour, M.D.
Keywords: Covid-19, pulmonale, myocardial dysfunction, hypercoagulability.
We describe five patients in our intensive care units (ICUs) who had confirmed Covid-19. All five patients presented to the ICUs between March 23 and April 4, 2020. Four of the five patients had profound hemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest with acute right ventricular failure, and one had severe hemodynamic instability without cardiac arrest. The clinical scenario and echocardiographic findings in one representative patient are provided.
Acute Cor Pulmonale in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19