CC BY 4.0 · Aorta (Stamford) 2020; 08(03): 074-075
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713107
Case Report

Intramural Hematoma as Unexpected Complication of COVID-19 Infection

1  Cardiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
,
Mariano Cefarelli
2  Cardiac Surgery Unit, Lancisi Cardiovascular Center, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
,
Rossella Fattori
3  Cardiovascular Center, Marfan Center, Ospedali Riuniti Marche, Ancona, Italy
,
Marco Di Eusanio
2  Cardiac Surgery Unit, Lancisi Cardiovascular Center, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
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Funding None.
  

Abstract

Novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is an ominous infectious disease that seems capable to attack any organ system, leading in the most severe cases to patient death. COVID-19 has been associated with multiple cardiovascular complications of inflammatory and immune origin, leading to a wide spectrum of vascular damage, myocardial injury, stroke, and pulmonary obstruction. We report the case of a patient with COVID-19 infection who developed an acute aortic syndrome with the characteristics of aortic intramural hematoma.



Publication History

Received: 23 April 2020

Accepted: 11 May 2020

Publication Date:
04 June 2020 (online)

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