Mini Review
Volume 8 Issue 3 - 2021
QTc Surveillance in COVID- 19 Era: Why and How?
Sachin Sondhi1*, Davinder Pal Singh2, Kunal Mahajan3 and Ayushi Mehta4
1Consultant Cardiologist, Ace Heart and Vascular Institute, Mohali, India
2Cardiologist Specialist, NMC DIP, Dubai
3Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Shimla, India
4Senior Resident Department of Anaesthesia, PGIMER Chandigarh, India
*Corresponding Author: Sachin Sondhi, Consultant Cardiologist, Ace Heart and Vascular Institute, Mohali, India.
Received: November 16, 2020; Published: February 18, 2021




Abstract

The safe and efficacious therapy against SARS-CoV-2 is still lacking. Because of antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, the hydroxychloroquine and or azithromycin are used against Covid-19 pneumonia. However, these drugs carry a risk of QTc interval prolongation and would lead to drug-induced torsades de-pointes (TdP). Therefore, QTc surveillance is required before and during therapy with these agents.

Keywords: Hydroxychloroquine Arrhythmia Risk; QTc Prolongation; Coronavirus; COVID-19

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Citation: Sachin Sondhi., et al. “QTc Surveillance in COVID- 19 Era: Why and How?”. EC Cardiology 8.3 (2021): 22-29.

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