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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(11), 389-393
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-11-3
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Less is More: Managing Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with SARS-CoV2 Infection

Paul Madaj1, Lu Chen2, 3, Yuvraj Singh Choudhury1, Robert M Donnino4 and Cristina A Mitre3,

1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center- Brooklyn, NY 11203

2Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center- Brooklyn, NY 11203

3Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Veteran Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY 11209

4Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Veteran Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan Campus, New York, NY and Department of Cardiology, New York University, School of Medicine 10010

Pub. Date: July 22, 2020

Cite this paper:
Paul Madaj, Lu Chen, Yuvraj Singh Choudhury, Robert M Donnino and Cristina A Mitre. Less is More: Managing Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with SARS-CoV2 Infection. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(11):389-393. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-11-3

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed our lives and reshaped our approach to management of various cardiovascular diseases. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia, most often seen in patients with structural heart disease. If underlying ischemia is suspected, coronary angiography is usually performed on a non-elective basis. In patients with active COVID-19, additional risks of the procedure must be considered for patients and for operators. This case illustrates the management of suspected ischemic VT and discusses the dilemma physicians must face in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords:
ventricular tachycardia novel coronavirus COVID coronary artery disease ischemic injury

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