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Vol 17, No 1 (2022)
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Lung ultrasound as a part of cardiological assessment of physically active person after COVID-19

Maria Binkiewicz-Orluk1, Marcin Konopka1, Agnieszka Jakubiak2, Wojciech Król1, Marek Kuch2, Wojciech Braksator1
Folia Cardiologica 2022;17(1):54-57.

Abstract

Both the ongoing severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 pandemic and increasing number of survivors after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) state new challenges. One of them is proper assessment after infection in order to safe return to professional, physical and social activity and avoidance of undiagnosed, potentially life-threating complications. Significant element is a choice of diagnostic methods for evaluation of the parenchymal changes within the lungs. Despite high resolution computed tomography is still a gold standard, the use of lung ultrasonography is still increasing. It is a complementary diagnostic method which might be performed simultaneously with echocardiography. We present the proposition of use lung ultrasound in a 34-year-old patient, elite athletes- trainer after COVID-19, who developed parenchymal lung changes and recovered from them in a short time interval.

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