Echocardiographic findings in health workers recovered from mild infection by sars-cov2 from a covid IV hospital in Peru

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2 echocardiography

Abstract

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.

Conclusions

The patients recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection do not present structural or functional alterations in conventional echocardiographic examination.

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Published
2022-02-04
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Baltodano-Arellano R, Cupe-Chacalcaje K, Rojas P, Meneses G, Urdanivia-Ruiz D, Rafael-Horna E, Falcón-Quispe L, Cachicatari-Beltran A, Hurtado-Belizario KSA, Levano-Pachas G. Echocardiographic findings in health workers recovered from mild infection by sars-cov2 from a covid IV hospital in Peru. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2022Feb.4 [cited 2022Nov.26];38(4). Available from: http://www.amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/2066
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