Fulminant myocarditis and atrial fibrillation in child with acute COVID-19

J Electrocardiol. 2022 Jul-Aug:73:150-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2020.10.004. Epub 2020 Oct 18.


COVID-19 has manifested with ventricular dysfunction and cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly atrial fibrillation (AFib), in adults. However, very few pediatric patients with acute COVID-19 have had cardiac involvement. AFib, an exceedingly rare arrhythmia in otherwise healthy children, has not been reported in children with COVID-19. We report a 15 year-old girl with acute COVID-19, fulminant myocarditis and AFib.

Keywords: Atrial Fibrillation; COVID-19; Fulminant myocarditis; Hypotension; Left ventricular dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Atrial Fibrillation* / complications
  • Atrial Fibrillation* / diagnosis
  • COVID-19* / complications
  • Child
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocarditis* / complications
  • Myocarditis* / diagnosis