Background: Patients with underlying cardiovascular risk factors have worse clinical outcomes when they have coronavirus disease. In addition, a reduced workload of cardiovascular emergencies has been reported during the coronavirus pandemic due to patients’ reluctance to attend hospitals for fear of contracting the disease. Regional health service reorganization, separating hospitals into coronavirus and non-coronavirus can mitigate this effect. However, the effectiveness of this approach on outcomes and patient satisfaction is unknown. Case presentation: A 35-year-old Pakistani man with acute ST myocardial infarction was found to have thrombosis of the right coronary artery aneurysm and concomitant coronavirus disease. He had percutaneous coronary angiography and thrombus removal, and was transferred to a coronavirus hospital for the management of the infection. Due to the large size of the aneurysm, he was considered for surgical intervention. Following discharge from the coronavirus hospital and a period of stay at the isolation center, he failed to keep his cardiology follow-up appointment. Conclusion: This case illustrates an unusual cause of myocardial infarction in a patient with coronavirus infection whose care may have been adversely affected by the healthcare system restructuring.
- Acute STEMI
- Coronary artery aneurysm
- Healthcare system restructuring
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine