Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215--219

Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a patient with COVID-19


Fahmi Othman1, Abdul Rehman Abid1, Mohammad Alibrahim1, Sabir Abdulkarim1, Mohammed A Abdelaty2, Mohamed Aboukamar3, Salah Arafah1 
1 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
3 Department of Infectious Disease, Communicable Disease Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fahmi Othman
Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P. O. Box 3050, Doha
Qatar

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular (CV) manifestations. Primary cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 disease include acute coronary syndrome (ACS), myocarditis, and arrhythmias. Secondary cardiac involvement is usually due to a systemic inflammatory syndrome and can manifest as acute myocardial injury/biomarker elevation and/or heart failure (congestive heart failure). Elevated cardiac biomarkers indicate an unfavorable prognosis. Health-care systems of the world are rapidly learning more about the manifestations of COVID-19 on the CV system, as well as the strategies for the management of infected patients with CV disease. There is still a paucity of literature on the management of non-ST-segment elevation ACSs in the current literature. Herein, we report the case of a 53-year-old male patient, who presented with severe COVID-19 pneumonia deteriorating into adult respiratory distress syndrome requiring mechanical ventilation. The patient had a history of coronary artery disease. During the course of treatment, he developed sudden cardiac arrest with diffuse ST-segment depression, which was treated by percutaneous coronary intervention to the left anterior descending artery. The patient had a favorable outcome with excellent recovery from the disease.


How to cite this article:
Othman F, Abid AR, Alibrahim M, Abdulkarim S, Abdelaty MA, Aboukamar M, Arafah S. Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a patient with COVID-19.Heart Views 2020;21:215-219


How to cite this URL:
Othman F, Abid AR, Alibrahim M, Abdulkarim S, Abdelaty MA, Aboukamar M, Arafah S. Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a patient with COVID-19. Heart Views [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 May 17 ];21:215-219
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