Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 44--47

Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection


Shaloo Garg, Archana Singh, Mukesh Kalita, Ayesha Zafar Siddiqui, Mukul Chandra Kapoor 
 Max Smart Super-Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mukul Chandra Kapoor
Department of Anesthesiology, Max Smart Super-Specialty Hospital, Mandir Marg, Press Enclave Road, Saket, New Delhi-110 017
India

A pregnant patient presented with fever and desaturation, without breathlessness. She was suspected to have COVID-19 but SARS-CoV-2 was negative. She developed fetal distress and underwent an uneventful Cesarean section. Postoperatively, she developed respiratory distress and needed mechanical ventilation support. The clinical features suggested COVID-19 infection and antiviral treatment were empirically initiated. Repeat SARS-CoV-2 was negative. Echocardiography, computed tomography scans, and biochemical investigations supported a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy. She was successfully managed with decongestive therapy and could be discharged home on the fifth day.


How to cite this article:
Garg S, Singh A, Kalita M, Siddiqui AZ, Kapoor MC. Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2020;36:44-47


How to cite this URL:
Garg S, Singh A, Kalita M, Siddiqui AZ, Kapoor MC. Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];36:44-47
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