Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Insights from a British cardiac center

Hesham K. Abdelaziz, Amr Abdelrahman, Amjad Nabi, Maciej Debski, Amgad Mentias, Tawfiq Choudhury, Billal Patel, Marwan Saad

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Abstract

The current study aimed to examine the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patient-related delay with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at a tertiary center in the United Kingdom. The study demonstrated a significant delay in symptom-to-first medical contact and a higher cardiac troponin-I level on admission in patients with STEMI during the COVID-19 pandemic versus the pre-COVID era.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume226
Early online date11 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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