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

J Electrocardiol. 2020 Oct 18;S0022-0736(20)30571-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2020.10.004. Online ahead of print.


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.