Pediatric COVID-19 and Pericarditis Presenting With Acute Pericardial Tamponade

Tia T. Raymond, Ashima Das, Shai Manzuri, Stuart Ehrett, Kristine Guleserian, Javier Brenes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations


We describe a seven-year-old female with acute pericarditis presenting with pericardial tamponade, who screened positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 [SARS-CoV-2]) in the setting of cough, chest pain, and orthopnea. She required emergent pericardiocentesis. Due to continued chest pain and orthopnea, rising inflammatory markers, and worsening pericardial inflammation, she underwent surgical pericardial decortication and pericardiectomy. Her symptoms and pericardial effusion resolved, and she was discharged to home 3 days later on ibuprofen and colchicine with instruction to quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of her positive testing for COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-804
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Pediatric COVID-19 and Pericarditis Presenting With Acute Pericardial Tamponade'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this