Management of Arrhythmias Associated with COVID-19

Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Nov 24;23(1):2. doi: 10.1007/s11886-020-01434-7.


Purpose of review: Cardiac arrhythmias are known complications in patients with COVID-19 infection that may persist even after recovery from infection. A review of the spectrum of cardiac arrhythmias due to COVID-19 infection and current guidelines and assessment or risk and benefit of management considerations is necessary as the population of patients infected and covering from COVID-19 continues to grow.

Recent findings: Cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, complete heart block, and ventricular tachycardia occur in patients infected, recovering and recovered from COVID-19. Personalized care while balancing risk/benefit of medical or invasive therapy is necessary to improve care of patients with arrhythmias. Providers must provide thorough follow-up care and use necessary precaution while caring for COVID-19 patients.

Keywords: COVID-19; Cardiac arrhythmias; Sars-CoV-2.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation*
  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular* / therapy