Case of COVID-19 Presenting as Ventricular Tachycardia

Dr Harharpreet Kaur, Professor & Head, Deptt of Medicine, MM Medical College, Kumarhatti, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
2020 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
SARS-CoV-2 primarily involves the lungs and causes respiratory symptoms. Concurrent cardiac complications have also been identified in COVID -19 infection. Cardiac injury can lead to arrhythmias by affecting the function of ion channels and cardiac action potentials. This injury may be an independent predictor for adverse outcomes .Our patient was an 82 year old male who presented with ventricular tachycardia. He was not a known cardiac patient. He did not have any clinical or ECG evidence of
more » ... r ECG evidence of myocardial infarction nor any respiratory symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection. It could be a cardiac manifestation of COVID-19. All patients who present with clinical features suggestive of heart disease should be tested for COVID -19. Prompt recognition and treatment of arrhythmias may be lifesaving.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v8i12.22 fatcat:admvf3pgorbnjkbjj6sxmm2aom