COVID-19 Myopericarditis With Cardiac Tamponade in the Absence of Respiratory Symptoms

A Case Report

Lauren Cairns; Yazeed Abed El Khaleq; Will Storrar; Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone

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J Med Case Reports. 2021;15(31) 

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Background

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak started with the first case in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and predominantly affects the respiratory system. However, there have been increasing reports of cardiac complications resulting from COVID-19 infections. We present a 58-year-old woman admitted with cardiac tamponade secondary to COVID-19 without respiratory signs or symptoms.

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