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- Kathryn L. Dawson, MD,
- Logan L. Vincent, MD,
- Eric V. Krieger, MD,
- Karen K. Stout, MD and
- Jonathan Buber, MD∗ ()
- Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington Heart Institute, Seattle, Washington
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Jonathan Buber, University of Washington Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Third Floor, Seattle, Washington 98195.
Fear of acquiring severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection is a major contributor to underutilization of the health care system during the current pandemic. In this report, we describe 4 cases of unexpected deaths that occurred within a short time period in patients with adult congenital heart disease without warning symptoms. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
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- Received May 15, 2020.
- Revision received June 3, 2020.
- Accepted June 5, 2020.
- 2020 The Authors