What about STEMI in COVID-19 Women?

Patrizia Presbitero, Carla Lucarelli, Marco Mennuni, Emanuela Piccaluga
2020 Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis  
There is no doubt that in the last 2 months during COVID-19 pandemic a smaller number of ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and Stroke arrived to cardiological and neurological departments. The pathophysiology of STEMI in COVID-19 women is not fully understood; it could be thrombus recanalization, catecholamine storm or Type 2 Myocardial infarction in case of severe respiratory distress or direct myocardial damage (viral myocarditis). Because most of them have normal coronary arteries
more » ... invasive strategy with coronary angiography is important to rule out atherosclerotic severe coronary disease.
doi:10.37421/jcdd.2020.8.407 fatcat:x4k6v26fyzcjzky4nywfl3g6im