Postoperative Covid-19 infection following coronary artery bypass–description of a case


  • Adnaldo Maia Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia
  • Iuri Betuel Gomes António Dante Pazzanese Institute of Cardiology, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Antônio Flávio Sanchez de Almeida Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia



Pandemic, Covid, Coronary heart disease


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought numerous impacts to cardiovascular surgery services, directly affecting the management of patients. We report a case of a 68-year-old patient who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), who evolved on the 3rd postoperative day with clinical and radiological worsening, requiring mechanical ventilation and returning to the intensive care unit. The diagnosis of Covid-19 infection was performed, being kept in a specific unit for clinical management. On the 12th postoperative day, he evolved with hemodynamic instability and death. Many questions remain about the impact of Covid-19 on cardiovascular patients, and it is essential to understand this relationship and its short- and long-term consequences.
Keywords: Pandemic; Covid-19; Coronary heart disease; Coronary artery bypass graft surgery


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Maia, A. da S., António, I. B. G. ., & Sanchez de Almeida, A. F. . (2022). Postoperative Covid-19 infection following coronary artery bypass–description of a case . Revista Angolana De Ciências Da Saúde / Angolan Journal Of Health Sciences, 3(1), 17–21.



Estudo de Caso clínico / Clinic Case Report