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Evaluated the prognosis of patients with COVID-19
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  • Meng Wu,
  • neng Wei,
  • lin Mi,
  • liang Zhou,
  • Ying Wang,
  • Bin Ren
Meng Wu
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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neng Wei
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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lin Mi
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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liang Zhou
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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Ying Wang
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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Bin Ren
Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

30 Jul 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
01 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned

Abstract

Background: Echocardiography derived myocardial performance may be impaired.Objectives: To evaluate cardiac involvement including cardiac biomarkers, echocardiographic findings in patients with COVID-19 and to explore the effect of cardiac impairment on short-term outcome.Methods: This study cohort was conducted from February 9, 2020, to March 28, 2020, in a single center at Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital. 213 patients whose echocardiography were included. Demographic data, laboratory results, echocardiographic findings were analyzed. Results:Among 213 patients confirmed with COVID-19,150 non-critical patients and 35 critical patients were discharged. 28 critical patients needed invasive mechanical ventilation, 16 of whom died during the hospitalization, and another 12 patients were transferred for continued treatment with tracheotomy. The incidence of cardiovascular complications including acute myocardial injury, arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction was higher in critical group . A total of 108 patients had abnormities on echocardiography. 26(12.2%) patients have presented the signs of pulmonary hypertension and the presence of pulmonary hypertension in critical group was higher than that in non-critical group The cardiac biomarkers at admission in critical patients were significantly higher compared with non-critical patients.Multivariate analysis showed high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I elevation and echocardiographic signs of pulmonary hypertension ere independent risk factors of adverse outcome.CONCLUSIONS: The elevation of cardiac markers and echocardiographic signs of pulmonary hypertension are risk factors of adverse outcome in patients with COVID-19. It’s meaningful to combine echocardiography with cardiac markers to evaluate the prognosis of patients with COVID-19.