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Acute Myocardial Infarction due to COVID-19 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) Infection: A Case Report

Ankush Balasaheb Kolhe

Keywords : Acute myocardial infarction, Coronavirus disease-2019, Ischemic heart disease

Citation Information : Kolhe AB. Acute Myocardial Infarction due to COVID-19 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) Infection: A Case Report. 2023; 6 (1):12-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03175

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is known to cause pneumonia and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It is found that it causes various microthrombosis and gives rise to vascular complications. To support this notion, we are presenting a case of acute myocardial infarction due to COVID-19 infection of a patient who does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 or coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or any mico- or macrothrombosis in past. A 60-year-old female patient presented to our hospital with complaints of chest pain radiating to the left shoulder and arm associated with sweating and palpitation. On detailed examination, her pulse rate was 100/minute, blood pressure (BP) was 140/90 mm Hg, her respiratory rate (RR) was 20/minute, and her oxygen saturation on her pulse oximeter is 98%. Electrocardiogram (ECG) done suggestive of acute myocardial infarction, that is, ST elevation in (V1–V4) precordial chest leads with reciprocal changes in limb leads. The patient is thrombosed with 15 lakhs units of streptokinase. She was started on heparin (unfractionated) infusion and loaded with antiplatelet drugs. Her X-ray chest showed features of COVID-19 pneumonitis. The patient's high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest showed a severity score of 3/25.

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