A case report of successful survival after tracheal intubation and IMV
in elderly patient of COVID-19 with hypertension
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory
syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2 infection has become a pandemic cause
of viral pneumonia. Elderly patients with chronic comorbidities are
susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, and are more likely to have complications
that can lead to severe or even fatal consequences. It is important to
seek the appropriate effective treatment for these susceptible persons.
Here we report a case of elderly COVID-19 patient with hypertension,
which was a member of the familial cluster COVID-19 in Enshi City, Hubei
Province, China. He successfully survived after removal of tracheal
intubation and inhalation of the invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV).
This report aims to provide an inspiration for the prevention and
treatment of critical COVID-19 cases.