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The course of COVID-19 in a 55-year-old patient diagnosed with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension


Mandler, Diana; Lichtblau, Mona; Ulrich, Silvia (2020). The course of COVID-19 in a 55-year-old patient diagnosed with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Circulation, 10(3):204589402093665.

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We describe a 55-year-old woman with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure 71 mmHg, pulmonary vascular resistance 30 WU at diagnosis five months ago), who was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) and experienced a relatively mild course with symptoms resembling a common cold. To date, information about the clinical course of COVID-19 in pre-existing pulmonary arterial hypertension is lacking, and it is thus unknown whether pulmonary arterial hypertension belongs to the risk factors of severe COVID-19 disease.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus; pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Abstract

We describe a 55-year-old woman with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure 71 mmHg, pulmonary vascular resistance 30 WU at diagnosis five months ago), who was diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) and experienced a relatively mild course with symptoms resembling a common cold. To date, information about the clinical course of COVID-19 in pre-existing pulmonary arterial hypertension is lacking, and it is thus unknown whether pulmonary arterial hypertension belongs to the risk factors of severe COVID-19 disease.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus; pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Language:English
Date:1 July 2020
Deposited On:08 Jan 2021 07:47
Last Modified:01 Feb 2021 16:18
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISSN:2045-8932
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2045894020936659
PubMed ID:32782784

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