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An Infant with Congenital Heart Block and SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Suresh K Angurana, Ashish Agarwal, Atit A Gawalkar, Vivek Jaswal, Vishnu Koneru, TK Kavitha, Manoj K Rohit, Goverdhan D Puri, Muralidharan Jayashree

Keywords : Congenital heart block, COVID-19, Invasive procedures, Personal protective equipment

Citation Information : Angurana SK, Agarwal A, Gawalkar AA, Jaswal V, Koneru V, Kavitha T, Rohit MK, Puri GD, Jayashree M. An Infant with Congenital Heart Block and SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2022; 56 (1):34-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1557

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-02-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic posed a major challenge for delivery of health care services especially for non-COVID-19 related diseases. We present a 1-year-old girl who was symptomatic for last 3 months with recurrent myoclonic jerks, the cause for which could not be evaluated due to lockdown and disruption of healthcare services. She presented to us with complete heart block, cardiogenic shock, and acute kidney injury. The management included mechanical ventilation, placement of an internal jugular venous and peritoneal catheter, insertion of transvenous pacing lead, and later on an epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation.

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