: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been shown to increase the risk of thrombotic events due to a hypercoagulable state caused by several factors. The case of a 59-year-old woman affected by hypertension and metabolic disorders, treated for a COVID-19 infection who developed cardiac symptoms during the first days of hospitalization is reported. Electrocardiogram analysis and cardiac-ultrasound confirmed ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) diagnosis, thus the patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, which was successful. This case highlights a possible association between respiratory infection, particularly SARS-CoV-2 infection, and cardiovascular events, in particular Acute Coronary Syndrome. The association between these phenomena seems related to a range of factors, including a proinflammatory state and the hypoxemia. Moreover, the association amongst SARS-CoV-2 and cardiovascular diseases may be also linked to long-term sequelae. Thus, further studies are required to better understand the multifaceted and severe complications of this disease.

Post-infectious ST elevation myocardial infarction following a COVID-19 infection: A case report

Ceccarelli, Manuela
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Marino, Andrea
Secondo
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Cosentino, Federica;Moscatt, Vittoria;Celesia, Benedetto Maurizio;Gussio, Maria;Bruno, Roberto;Nunnari, Giuseppe
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Cacopardo, Bruno Santi
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been shown to increase the risk of thrombotic events due to a hypercoagulable state caused by several factors. The case of a 59-year-old woman affected by hypertension and metabolic disorders, treated for a COVID-19 infection who developed cardiac symptoms during the first days of hospitalization is reported. Electrocardiogram analysis and cardiac-ultrasound confirmed ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) diagnosis, thus the patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, which was successful. This case highlights a possible association between respiratory infection, particularly SARS-CoV-2 infection, and cardiovascular events, in particular Acute Coronary Syndrome. The association between these phenomena seems related to a range of factors, including a proinflammatory state and the hypoxemia. Moreover, the association amongst SARS-CoV-2 and cardiovascular diseases may be also linked to long-term sequelae. Thus, further studies are required to better understand the multifaceted and severe complications of this disease.
COVID-19
ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2
post-infectious sequelae
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