Pericardial effusion: an underrated complication of SARS-CoV-2

Authors

  • Lionel Ferrant Urgences-Soins intensifs, Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce Gosselies, Chaussée de Nivelles 212, 6041 Charleroi, Belgique.
  • Thierry Sottiaux Service des soins intensifs, Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce Gosselies, Chaussée de Nivelles 212, 6041 Charleroi, Belgique.
  • Jean-François Adam Service des soins intensifs, Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce Gosselies, Chaussée de Nivelles 212, 6041 Charleroi, Belgique.
  • François Lejeune Service des soins intensifs, Clinique Notre-Dame de Grâce Gosselies, Chaussée de Nivelles 212, 6041 Charleroi, Belgique.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37051/mir-00049

Keywords:

Pericardial effusion, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19

Abstract

The extra-pulmonary complications of SARS-CoV-2 are increasingly described in the scientific literature.
Currently the prevalence of cardiological complications is around 20%.

We report the case of a 78-year-old female patient who developed a pericardial effusion with evidence of right ventricular compression following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

To our knowledge, only 3 other cases of pericardial effusion are listed.

We present the first case of pericardial effusion after SARS-CoV-2 infection without associated myocardial involvement.

Published

2021-03-18

How to Cite

Ferrant, L., Sottiaux, T., Adam, J.-F., & Lejeune, F. (2021). Pericardial effusion: an underrated complication of SARS-CoV-2. Médecine Intensive Réanimation. https://doi.org/10.37051/mir-00049

Issue

Section

Commented case report

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