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- Received April 14, 2020
- Accepted April 16, 2020
- Published online July 15, 2020.
- Mohammed F. Dabbagh, MDa,∗ (, )@FerrasDabbagh1,
- Lindsey Aurora, MDa,
- Penny D’Souza, DOa,
- Allison J. Weinmann, MBBSb,
- Pallavi Bhargava, MDb and
- Mir B. Basir, DOa
- aHeart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
- bDepartment of Infectious Disease, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Mohammed F. Dabbagh, Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, K14, Detroit, Michigan 48202.
A 67-year-old woman presented with upper respiratory symptoms and was diagnosed with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). She was found to have a large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion with echocardiographic signs of tamponade and mild left ventricular impairment. Clinical course was complicated by development of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. She was treated with pericardiocentesis, colchicine, corticosteroids, and hydroxychloroquine, with improvement in symptoms. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
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- Received April 14, 2020.
- Accepted April 16, 2020.
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