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COVID-19 AND ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE EMERGENCIES: WHAT CARDIAC SURGERY SHOULD EXPECT?
  • Emanuele Pilato,
  • Rachele Manzo,
  • Giuseppe Comentale
Emanuele Pilato
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia
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Rachele Manzo
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia
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Giuseppe Comentale
Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
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Abstract

The incidence of mechanical complications of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) needing cardiac surgery has reduced significantly in the last years due to early diagnosis and treatments. Covid-19 pandemic, however, would generate in the patients a sense of fear regarding access to the ERs so they probably underestimate symptoms such as chest pain or angina equivalents until situation does not became critical. In this way, this behaviour could create a vast pool of patients who will enter the hospital in much more critical situations and with mechanical complications of an evolving ACS needing cardiac surgery treatment.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

06 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Apr 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Apr 2020Editorial Decision: Accept