Acute Cor Pulmonale in COVID-19-Related ARDS: Improvement With Almitrine Infusion

Pierre Huette, Christophe Beyls, Mathieu Guilbart, Guillaume Haye, Fatim-Zahra Najid, Benjamin Mestan, Pierre-Alexandre Roger, Hervé Dupont, Osama Abou-Arab, Yazine Mahjoub
JACC. Case reports 2020 July 15, 2 (9): 1311-1314
Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19)-related severe acute respiratory distress syndrome can lead to acute cor pulmonale. We report a case of acute cor pulmonale secondary to severe COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome diagnosed with transesophageal echocardiography. Almitrine infusion allowed rapid enhancement of right ventricular function as well as improvement in oxygenation. ( Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. ).

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