Mechanical circulatory support for cardiovascular complications in a young COVID-19 patient

Aron Frederik Popov, R Berger, Christian Schlensak, Malte N Bongers, Helene Haeberle, Metesh Acharya, Henning F Lausberg
Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2020 August 2

BACKGROUND: The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is associated with severe pulmonary and cardiovascular complications.

CASE PRESENTATION: This report describes a young patient with COVID-19 without any comorbidity presenting with severe cardiovascular complications, manifesting with pulmonary embolism, embolic stroke, and right heart failure.

CONCLUSION: Management with short-term mechanical circulatory support, including different cannulation strategies, resulted in a successful outcome despite his critical cardiovascular status.

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