BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 12 9;21(1):592. Epub 2021 Dec 9.
Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology, UCLA, 757 Westwood Ave, Ste 2125, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
Background: COVID-19 and Fontan physiology have each been associated with an elevated risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), however little is known about the risks and potential consequences of having both.
Case Presentation: A 51 year old male with tricuspid atresia status post Fontan and extracardiac Glenn shunt, atrial flutter, and sinus sick syndrome presented with phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD) of the left lower extremity in spite of supratherapeutic INR in the context of symptomatic COVID-10 pneumonia. He was treated with single session, catheter directed mechanical thrombectomy that was well-tolerated. Read More