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    Baseline echocardiographic assessment of left ventricle kinetics alteration and mortality risk in a cohort of critically ill COVID-19 MESHD patients

    Authors: Davide Ceccato; Beatrice Gusella; Mattia Grassi; Alessandro Toffolon; Anna Postal; Davide Gorgi; Federico Capone; Alois Saller; Alberto Cipriani; Cristiano Sarais; Roberto Vettor; Raffaele Pesavento

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-35798/v1 Date: 2020-06-15 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background SARS-CoV2 infection MESHD are frequently associated with cardiovascular manifestations, in particular with symptomatic acute coronary syndromes MESHD, cardiac arrhythmias MESHD arrhythmias HP and acute heart failure MESHD. However, the elevation of serum SERO troponin seems to be non specific, and a cardiologic diagnostic workup should be performed. We aimed to assess the clinical characteristic and the prevalence SERO of left ventricular (LV) dyssynergy patterns MESHD in a cohort of hospitalized non-critically ill COVID-19 MESHD patientsMethods Consecutive patients with an objective diagnosis of COVID-19 MESHD, from February to April 2020. Baseline characteristics and comorbidities was collected. In case of increased troponin levels or symptoms suggestive for a concomitant cardiac syndrome MESHD, patients undergo to serial electrocardiograms, serial Troponin tests and bedside transthoracic echocardiogram.Results 402 consecutive patients were enrolled: 55 patients underwent an echocardiographic exam because of an increase in troponin levels or a suspected myocardial injury MESHD. Segmental left ventricular abnormalities MESHD were found in 10 (median WMSI 2.03 IQR 1.38-2.75) with a median LV MESHD ejection fraction was 30.1 % IQR, median troponin level was 3083 ng/L, median BNP HGNC was 761 ng/L. Death for any cause occurred in 4 patients among patients with regional LV abnormalities MESHD and in 3 with normal regional function (p= 0,02).Discussion A single bedside transthoracic echocardiogram performed in non critically ill COVID-19 MESHD patients with suspected cardiac injury MESHD has the potential to better assist clinicians in their challenging decision process. As an isolated increase of troponin levels is common in COVID patients, a bed-side echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function should be routinely implemented during their early evaluation.

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