Interleukin-6 level is an independent predictor of right ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients hospitalized with COVID-19


Erdogan M., Kalem A. K. , Ozturk S. , Erdol M. A. , Kayaaslan B., Ozbebek Y. E. , ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.25, no.8, pp.555-565, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/anatoljcardiol.2021.24946
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-565
  • Keywords: coronavirus disease 2019, interleukin-6, transthoracic echocardiography, right ventricle, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION, MYOCARDIAL INJURY, AMERICAN SOCIETY, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, ADULTS, WUHAN, IL-6

Abstract

Objective: Cytokine storm with elevated levels of multiple proinflammatory cytokines and inflammatory system activation underlie the pathogenesis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this study, we aimed to investigate whether increased interleukin (IL)-6 levels can predict right ventricular (RV) systolic impairment in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.