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Open Access 14-06-2022 | First Degree Atrioventricular Block | Case Report

Remdesivir-induced bradycardia in a 26-year-old patient with COVID-19: a case report

Authors: Katarzyna Guziejko, Jaroslaw Talalaj, Monika Chorazy, Monika Groth, Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska

Published in: Infection | Issue 6/2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Remdesivir is the first line hospital treatment of the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Despite its widespread use during COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of data, also conflicting, are available about the frequency of cardiological side-effects. Additionally, identification of patients who belong to the risk groups for cardiovascular complications of antiviral treatment is difficult.

Case description

Case description We present a case of a 26 year old patient, a soldier with COVID-19 and no comorbidities, who developed marked sinus bradycardia during remdesivir therapy. The bradycardia resolved few days after the end of antiviral treatment.

Conclusion

Our case emphasizes the key importance of the correct monitoring of patients receiving remdesivir, even those who do not have pre-existing heart conditions.
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go back to reference Elikowski W, Fertala N, Zawodna-Marszalek M, Rajewska-Tabor J, Swidurski W, et al. Marked self-limiting sinus bradycardia in COVID-19 patients not requiring therapy in the intensive care unit - case series report. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2021;49:295–302.PubMed Elikowski W, Fertala N, Zawodna-Marszalek M, Rajewska-Tabor J, Swidurski W, et al. Marked self-limiting sinus bradycardia in COVID-19 patients not requiring therapy in the intensive care unit - case series report. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2021;49:295–302.PubMed
Metadata
Title
Remdesivir-induced bradycardia in a 26-year-old patient with COVID-19: a case report
Authors
Katarzyna Guziejko
Jaroslaw Talalaj
Monika Chorazy
Monika Groth
Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska
Publication date
14-06-2022
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Published in
Infection / Issue 6/2022
Print ISSN: 0300-8126
Electronic ISSN: 1439-0973
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-022-01854-3

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