Extensive Coronary Thrombosis as a Sequelae of COVID-19 Presenting as a STEMI
Riverside Community Hospital
covid19, coronary artery thrombosis, st-segment elevation myocardial infarction (stemi), coronary artery angiography, hypercoagulable
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases
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.
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Madkour M, Savoj J, Iftikhar S, Waked A. Extensive Coronary Thrombosis as a Sequelae of COVID-19 Presenting as a STEMI. Cureus. 2021;13(5):e15258. doi:10.7759/cureus.15258