Volume 10, Issue 3 (7-2022)                   J Surg Trauma 2022, 10(3): 125-127 | Back to browse issues page

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Heydari S, Amouzeshi A. Successful management report of COVID-19 with unusual symptoms after heart surgery. J Surg Trauma 2022; 10 (3) :125-127
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Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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  • COVID-19 is a pandemic and general health urgency with global concern which is rapidly spreading with the new sign. A 72-years-old man with diagnosis of myocardial infarction is transferred to the operating room for the coronary artery bypass surgery. The coronavirus-2019 test and the other diagnostic methods related to it were done and the result was negative. He returned to the hospital with hypotension two months after surgery. At first, the surgeon thought that these symptoms were related to the side effects of the cardiac medicines, so stopped taking and decreased the dose of those medicines. However, the hypotension persisted while the patient complained of anorexia, dizziness, and nausea. Considering the fact that the patient’s daughter was a health care worker who suffered from COVID-19, chest High-Resolution CT (HRCT) was conducted showing multi-focal peripheral consolidations in both lungs purposing viral pneumonia. Consequently, the patient was isolated. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) was cheeked, which turned out to be positive and confirmed the diagnosis. Patients received intensive care in the hospital for six days and were discharged in good general condition to pass the rest of the isolation period at home. It is recommended according to the common symptoms of the coronavirus-2019 disease and the side effects of the cardiac patients’ medicines, such as vertigo, nausea, and vomiting, that these symptoms, in the case of these symptoms’ occurrence for the patients of coronary artery bypass surgery, can be resulted from the coronavirus-2019 disease, not from the medicine effects.
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Surgery_Infectious
Received: 2021/10/31 | Accepted: 2022/04/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/05/28 | Published: 2022/07/28 | ePublished: 2022/07/28

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