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MeSH Disease

Human Phenotype



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    Echocardiographic patterns in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

    Authors: Antoine Vieillard-Baron; Cyril Charron; Ségolène Tran; Matthieu Godement; Xavier Repessé; Pierre-Alexandre Haruel; Amélie Prigent; Samuel Castro; Lola Girodias; Emilie Charbit; Foucault Isnard; Mohamed Saleh; Koceila Bouferrache; Bernard Page; Romain Jouffroy; Guillaume Geri

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-08-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Need for catecholamines is frequent in COVID-19 patients, but the main echocardiographic patterns are unknown. The objective was to report the main echo patterns in critically-ill COVID-19 patients. Methods: Observational and descriptive study in consecutive COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU between March 12 and May 8, 2020. Systematic critical care echocardiography (CCE) was performed and retrospectively analyzed off-line. Echo values are reported in the overall population and in patients who required catecholamine infusion during the first 2 days following admission (D1-2) or afterwards until day 7 (D3-7). Results: Of the 79 patients (78% male TRANS; median age TRANS 63 [56-71]; body mass index 29 [26-30]) included, 90% had at least 1 comorbidity. PaO2/FiO2 at admission was 85 [67-162] mmHg. 53% of patients were mechanically ventilated. ICU length of stay was 9 [5-16] days and mortality 34%. 134 echocardiographic studies were performed during the first week in 65 patients. Pulmonary artery acceleration time was decreased (77 [65-97] ms), suggesting pulmonary hypertension MESHD hypertension HP. All 39 patients (49%) who required catecholamine infusion underwent CCE and 25.6% had left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, 28.2% acute cor pulmonale HP (ACP), 7.7% hypovolemia MESHD hypovolemia HP, and 38.5% vasoplegia MESHD. Modification of echo patterns was observed at D3-7, with less LV systolic dysfunction and more ACP, which was the most frequent pattern. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography in 6 patients with ACP indicated intrapulmonary thrombus in 4. Conclusion: Different echocardiographic patterns were observed during the first week following ICU admission in COVID-19 patients. ACP was frequent and often related to thrombus in the pulmonary circulation. 

    Acute Pulmonary Embolism MESHD Pulmonary Embolism HP in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19

    Authors: Madhura Manjunath; Julio Miranda; Liana Fraenkel; Paul Manje Johansen; Blessing Phinney; Georgianne Valli-Harwood; Cynthia Callahan; Hafez Alsmaan; David Oelberg

    doi:10.1101/2020.05.22.20110270 Date: 2020-05-24 Source: medRxiv

    Since the discovery of the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co-V-2) in December 2019, multiple characteristics have been reported, as our understanding of this new disease MESHD unfolds. One such association is its tendency to cause thromboembolic events, particularly venous thromboembolism MESHD thromboembolism HP (1,2). In a four-week period during the initial spread of COVID-19 at a 300 bed community hospital in western Massachusetts, 23 patients who were PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA required treatment in either the intensive care unit (ICU) or intermediate/step-down unit (SDU). All patients were treated with standard DVT prophylaxis from the time of admission, except for two patients who were on full anticoagulation for chronic atrial fibrillation MESHD atrial fibrillation HP. Of the 23 patients, 7 (30%) were diagnosed with acute, clinically significant, pulmonary embolism MESHD pulmonary embolism HP (PE). Four of the 7 manifested evidence of acute cor pulmonale HP, one of whom succumbed as a direct consequence of a massive PE. Other markers were reviewed in the 7 patients to identify trends that could allow for early suspicion of PE in COVID-19 patients. Although D-dimer tended to rise during the hospitalization relative to the control group, the results were inconsistent, and there were no other meaningful distinguishing features between the groups at the time of admission.

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MeSH Disease
Human Phenotype

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