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Video: Fewer Heart Attack Patients In Hospitals With Pandemic: New Data
Fewer heart attack patients in hospitals with pandemic: new data
Reports that the influx of patients with acute myocardial infarction has dropped amid COVID have appeared before. A new study shows that in the US and Spain, the number of acute myocardial infarction visits decreased by about 40%
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Has the number of patients with acute and emergency conditions really decreased in hospitals since the start of the pandemic? This is a hot topic discussed by doctors in many countries. A new study confirms that in the United States, patients with acute myocardial infarction are significantly less likely to seek help.
Spanish cardiologists have reported a reduction in the number of invasive procedures for myocardial infarction by about 40%. Similar data was demonstrated by the informal voting of American doctors on Twitter. A new study confirms that the flow of heart attack patients in the United States has decreased.
Scientists assessed the workload of laboratories in which coronary artery catheterization is performed for myocardial infarction. The number of visits to them for acute infarction (myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation) decreased by 38% compared to the period before the pandemic.
The study was conducted at eight major US medical centers. Its results are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Scientists report that they expected an increase in the number of visits to the catheterization laboratory for myocardial infarction, which could be provoked by stress and the recent peak in the incidence of influenza and SARS. In addition, it is now known that COVID-19 is associated with myocardial damage.
Read about the possible reasons for the "reduction" in the number of patients with heart attacks and other emergencies in our material.