Collateral Damage: Medical Care Avoidance Behavior Among Patients With Myocardial Infarction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Francesco Moroni, Mario Gramegna, Silvia Ajello, Alessandro Beneduce, Luca Baldetti, Luz Maria Vilca, Alberto Cappelletti, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Lorenzo Azzalini

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused an enormous strain on healthcare systems and society on a global scale. We report a new phenomenon of medical care avoidance among patients with acute coronary syndrome, which is due to concerns about contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during hospital stay, ultimately leading to dire clinical outcomes. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1620-1624
Number of pages5
JournalJACC. Case reports
Volume2
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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