Dysrhythmias associated with COVID-19: Review and management considerations

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Am J Emerg Med. 2023 Feb;64:161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.12.004. Epub 2022 Dec 5.


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is known to affect the cardiovascular system. Cardiac manifestations in COVID-19 can be due to direct damage to the myocardium and conduction system as well as by the disease's effect on the various organ systems. These manifestations include acute coronary syndrome, ST- segment elevations, cardiomyopathy, and dysrhythmias. Some of these dysrhythmias can be detrimental to the patient. Therefore, it is important for the emergency physician to be aware of the different arrhythmias associated with COVID-19 and how to manage them. This narrative review discusses the pathophysiology underlying the various arrhythmias associated with COVID-19 and their management considerations.

PMID:36563500 | PMC:PMC9721478 | DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2022.12.004

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