Title

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a 27-Year-Old Male With COVID-19

Division

Gulf Coast

Hospital

Corpus Christi

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

9-11-2020

Keywords

sars-cov-2, covid-19, myocardial injury, st-elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Critical Care | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a virus that led to a global public health emergency causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It was initially identified in Wuhan, China after causing significant respiratory illness. Although respiratory symptoms are the most common presenting symptoms, it is now recognized that COVID-19 encompasses multiple organ systems including the cardiovascular system. Acute myocardial injury and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have now been associated with COVID-19. COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular manifestations are at risk for increased severity of illness. Here we present a case of a very young 27-year-old patient without any past history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, or any risk factors for coronary artery disease except obesity, who developed STEMI while in the hospital.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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