A Review of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Patients with COVID-19

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Cardiol Clin. 2022 Aug;40(3):321-328. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2022.03.007. Epub 2022 Mar 29.


The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a significant increase in worldwide morbidity and mortality. Patients with COVID-19 are at risk for developing a variety of cardiovascular conditions including acute coronary syndromes, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, and myocarditis. Patients with COVID-19 who develop ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when compared with their age- and sex-matched STEMI patients without COVID-19. We review current knowledge on the pathophysiology of STEMI in patients with COVID-19, clinical presentation, outcomes, and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on overall STEMI care.

PMID:35851455 | PMC:PMC8960128 | DOI:10.1016/j.ccl.2022.03.007

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