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Heart Rhythm O2 . Arrhythmias in the COVID-19 Patient

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  • Heart Rhythm O2 . Arrhythmias in the COVID-19 Patient

    Heart Rhythm O2

    . 2022 Jan 14.
    doi: 10.1016/j.hroo.2022.01.002. Online ahead of print.
    Arrhythmias in the COVID-19 Patient

    Michael P Lavelle 1 , Amar D Desai 1 , Elaine Y Wan 1



    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has encompassed the globe since it was first observed just under 2 years ago. While the disease is predominantly a respiratory illness, there have been observed complications throughout the various organ systems. Namely, cardiovascular complications, and, more specifically, arrhythmic complications have been described throughout the pandemic in patients with COVID-19. Management of atrial arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias in patients with COVID-19 infection has been largely guided by our prior experience in the management of these arrhythmias in similar patient populations without infection. However, this review aims to highlight the specific considerations as they pertain to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the various arrhythmic manifestations observed with this disease.

    Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; atrioventricular block; ventricular tachycardia; ventricular tachycardia storm.