Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Presenting as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
Cureus. 2020 Apr 22;12(4):e7782
Authors: Siddamreddy S, Thotakura R, Dandu V, Kanuru S, Meegada S
Patients with Covid-19 disease commonly present with symptoms related to respiratory illness, and less commonly they develop cardiovascular complications either on presentation or during the course of the disease. The mortality/morbidity is high in these patients with cardiovascular involvement. Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a medical emergency which needs immediate coronary re-perfusion for better patient outcomes. Here we present a patient who presented to the emergency room with acute STEMI and later tested positive for COVID-19. She was successfully treated with coronary revascularization and stent placement, and remains on the ventilator to date as she quickly developed acute respiratory distress syndrome. We need more research in Covid-19 patients with cardiovascular involvement for early diagnosis, prevention of exposure to health care workers and effective treatment.
PMID: 32337148 [PubMed]