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Treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction during COVID-19 pandemic. [Review]

by Ben-Dor, Itsik; Case, Brian C; Chezar-Azerrad, Chava; Forrestal, Brian J; Hashim, Hayder; Mintz, Gary S; Satler, Lowell F; Waksman, Ron; Yerasi, Charan.
Citation: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 21(8):1024-1029, 2020 08.; .Journal: Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions.Published: 2020; ; ; ISSN: 1878-0938.Full author list: Ben-Dor I; Case BC; Chezar-Azerrad C; Forrestal BJ; Hashim H; Mintz GS; Satler LF; Waksman R; Yerasi C.UI/PMID: 32471712.Subject(s): *Betacoronavirus | *Coronavirus Infections/ep [Epidemiology] | *Pandemics | *Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/mt [Methods] | *Pneumonia, Viral/ep [Epidemiology] | *ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction/su [Surgery] | Comorbidity | Coronary Angiography | Humans | ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction/di [Diagnosis] | ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction/ep [Epidemiology]Institution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal Article | ReviewOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.05.027https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2020.05.027 (Click here) | (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 21(8):1024-1029, 2020 08; .Abstract: The number of cases of the coronavirus-induced disease-2019 (COVID-19) continues to increase exponentially worldwide. In this crisis situation, the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is challenging. In this review, we outline the risk and benefits of primary PCI vs. thrombolysis for STEMI. While thrombolysis may seem like a good choice, many patients have a contraindication and could end-up using more resources. Also, with a high probability of the angiogram showing non-obstructed coronary arteries during acute infections, primary PCI should be the preferred strategy. Copyright (c) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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