NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Tetralogy of Fallot Palliation in a COVID-19 Positive Neonate

First Page

109914

Last Page

109914

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Department

Anesthesiology

Abstract

  1. Although severe multisystemic manifestations have been defined in adults, there is limited data on the disease burden of COVID-19 in infants and children.

  2. We present the case of a 15-day-old infant who was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), and was found to be COVID-19 positive on day 7 of life.

  3. Among symptomatic children, 5% have dyspnea or hypoxemia, and 0.6% progress to acute respiratory distress or multi organ dysfunction.

  4. In the face of this sustained public health crisis, the concomitant occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 with pediatric congenital heart disease may become more common; guidance on appropriate management of patients is imperative to ensure patient safety.

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