Title

Extensive Coronary Thrombosis as a Sequelae of COVID-19 Presenting as a STEMI

Division

Far West

Hospital

Riverside Community Hospital

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

5-26-2021

Keywords

covid19, coronary artery thrombosis, st-segment elevation myocardial infarction (stemi), coronary artery angiography, hypercoagulable

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Thrombotic complications, in particular ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), have been described in active Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. This is a result of systemic inflammation that often leads to endothelial activation, microvascular thrombosis and a hypercoagulable state. However, it is unknown how long patients who have cleared the COVID-19 infection remain at risk for coronary thrombosis as a sequela of disease burden. We present a case of a patient who presented three to four weeks following the initial infection.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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