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Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiovascular Complications in a Young COVID-19 Patient
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  • Aron Popov,
  • Rafal Berger,
  • Christian Schlensak,
  • Malte Bongers,
  • Helene Haeberle,
  • Metesh Acharya,
  • Henning Lausberg
Aron Popov
University of Tübingen
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Rafal Berger
University of Tübingen
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Christian Schlensak
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
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Malte Bongers
University of Tübingen
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Helene Haeberle
University of Tübingen
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Metesh Acharya
Glenfield Hospital,
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Henning Lausberg
University of Tübingen
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

18 Jun 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
18 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
29 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
29 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
02 Jul 20201st Revision Received
07 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending

Abstract

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is associated with severe pulmonary and cardiovascular complications. This report describes a young patient with COVID-19 without any comorbidity presenting with severe cardiovascular complications, manifesting with pulmonary embolism, embolic stroke, and right heart failure. Management with short-term mechanical circulatory support, including different cannulation strategies, resulted in a successful outcome despite his critical cardiovascular status.