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