Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Male With COVID-19 Infection
Orange Park Medical Center
acute coronary thrombosis, venous thromboembolsim, mechanical thrombectomy (mt), covid-19, acute myocardial infarction
Cardiovascular Diseases | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is a global health crisis resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. The presentation of COVID-19 infection is variable, ranging from an asymptomatic carrier state to multi-organ failure. While cases of COVID-related myocarditis and myocardial dysfunction are well reported, only a few cases of coronary artery thrombosis resulting in myocardial infarction are noted on literature review. However, the previously reported cases were in patients with high risk for coronary artery disease. We hereby report a case of a young man with no significant past medical history or cardiovascular risk factors who presented with severe chest pain and was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction in the setting of COVID-19 infection requiring intervention. We want to report this case to improve awareness in the community about COVID-related arterial thrombosis and have a high index of suspicion for this regardless of the person’s risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
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Zahoor H, Aigbe E, Hussain A, Vankayala H. Acute myocardial infarction in a young male With COVID-19 infection. Cureus. 2023;15(2):e35044. doi:10.7759/cureus.35044