Echocardiographic findings in health workers recovered from mild infection by sars-cov2 from a covid IV hospital in Peru
Objectives: To determine structural or functional echocardiographic findings in patients recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Materials and methods: Cross-sectional observational study, which included worker patients of a national COVID hospital, who were studied between 3 to 6 months after the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The echocardiographic examination was carried out systematically and included conventional modalities.
Results: 65 cases with CoV-2 infection were included, the average age was 37.7 years, obesity was the most frequent comorbidity (13.8%) and the mild clinical presentation was the one with the highest prevalence (84.6%). The mean diastolic diameter and left ventricular eyection fraction were 42mm and 57%, respectively. Likewise, the mean basal diameter of the right ventricle was 31mm, the shortening fraction was 44%, and the probability of pulmonary hypertension was reported as low in all cases. No pericardial effusion was found in any of the cases.
The patients recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection do not present structural or functional alterations in conventional echocardiographic examination.