The Imperfect Cytokine Storm: Severe COVID-19 with ARDS in Patient on Durable LVAD Support

Vinh Q Chau, Estefania Oliveros, Kiran Mahmood, Aditi Singhvi, Anuradha Lala, Noah Moss, Umesh Gidwani, Donna M Mancini, Sean P Pinney, Aditya Parikh
JACC. Case reports 2020 April 8
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As health systems worldwide grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, patients on durable LVAD support represent a unique population at risk for the disease. We outline such a patient who developed COVID-19 complicated by "cytokine storm" with severe ARDS and myocardial injury; and describe the challenges that arose during management.

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