Title

Reduction in ST-Segment Elevation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activations in the United States during COVID-19 Pandemic

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Publication Date

2020-04-10

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases

Abstract

The COVID-19 Pandemic has significantly impacted the US healthcare system. To preserve resources, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital beds to care for COVID-19 patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended deferral of elective cardiac procedures (1), including coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention for stable coronary artery disease.

Timely reperfusion by means of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the standard of care for STEMI patients (2). The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) continue to recommend PPCI as the standard treatment of STEMI patients during the current pandemic (3). However, anecdotal reports suggest a decline in PPCI volumes in the US and around the world (4).

To determine if a decrease in PPCI is occurring in the US in the COVID-19 era, we analyzed and quantified STEMI activations for 9 high-volume ( over 100 PPCI per year) cardiac catheterization laboratories in the US from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Keywords

ST-elevation myocardial infarction, COVID-19

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.011

Source

Garcia S, Albaghdadi MS, Meraj PM, Schmidt C, Garberich R, Jaffer FA, Dixon S, Rade JJ, Tannenbaum M, Chambers J, Huang PP, Henry TD. Reduction in ST-Segment Elevation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activations in the United States during COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Apr 9:S0735-1097(20)34913-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32283124. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32283124

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