COVID-19 and the peculiar case of the missing myocardial infarction

  • Jeremy Hunt

Abstract

In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, overwhelming hospitals in all corners of the globe, with China, the United States of America, Italy, India, Brazil, and South Africa among the worst hit. Amongst the chaos in many of these hospitals, cardiology teams found the number of people receiving emergency treatment for myocardial infarction (MI) and other cardiovascular conditions was strangely plummeting.[1] Even in areas where COVID-19 has been seemingly well-controlled, such as Australia, the same phenomenon has been noted.[2]

Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Hunt, J. (2020). COVID-19 and the peculiar case of the missing myocardial infarction. AMSA Journal of Global Health, 14(2). Retrieved from http://ajgh.amsa.org.au/index.php/ajgh/article/view/102
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Feature Articles