Critical COVID-19 Complicating Recovery From Surgical Repair of Congenital Heart Disease

Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Feb;113(2):e119-e121. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.065. Epub 2021 May 6.


This case highlights the need for accurate and rapid testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and also underscores the need for caregivers to remain vigilant for coronavirus disease 2019 in the postoperative setting despite negative preoperative testing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / therapy*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy*
  • SARS-CoV-2*