Cardiovascular imaging in the acute phase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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https://doi.org/10.20883/medical.e532

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SARS COV-2, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, computed tomography, multimodality imaging, COVID-19

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become the most critical healthcare issue worldwide since the pandemic was announced in March 2020. Although respiratory symptoms remain the critical characteristic feature of COVID-19 (with acute respiratory syndrome as the leading cause of mortality), the disease also affects other organs. In fact, the involvement of the cardiovascular system during COVID-19 may include acute coronary symptoms, acute heart failure and myocarditis, arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade, pulmonary embolism, and right ventricular failure due to a high-pressure mechanical ventilation. It is vital to note that all of the abovementioned disorders require specific, pandemic-adapted imaging algorithms.

This brief review aims to discuss different cardiac imaging modalities to demonstrate their effectiveness in managing patients in the acute phase of COVID-19.

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2021-09-28

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Sacharczuk W, Dankowski R, Marciniak A, Szałek-Goralewska A, Szyszka A. Cardiovascular imaging in the acute phase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). JMS [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 28 [cited 2021 Oct. 27];90(3):e532. Available from: https://jms.ump.edu.pl/index.php/JMS/article/view/532

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