Feasibility of Prone Position Coronary Angiography in a Patient With COVID-19 Pneumonia and Refractory Hypoxemia

JACC Case Rep. 2020 Jul 15;2(9):1302-1306. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.06.012. Epub 2020 Jun 13.


A 57-year-old woman hospitalized for a COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-2019)-related refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome developed a few days later anteroseptal ST-segment elevation with acute systolic dysfunction. Coronary angiography was performed with the patient in prone (face down) position, owing to the necessity to maintain a reasonable oxygen saturation during the examination. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

Keywords: ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; COVID-19; COVID-19, coronavirus disease-2019; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2; coronary angiography; heart failure.

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