Trajectory of Cardiac Catheterization for Acute Coronary Syndrome and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background We sought to investigate the trajectory of cardiac catheterizations for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) during the pre-isolation (PI), strict-isolation (SI), and relaxed-isolation (RI) periods of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic at three hospitals in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted on adult patients undergoing […]

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How does SARS-CoV-2 infection affect survival among patients with cardiovascular emergencies?

Abstract Objective A previous study revealed a preliminary trend towards higher in-hospital mortality in patients emergently admitted with acute stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. The current study aims to further examine the possible impact of a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection on in-hospital mortality. Methods This was a retrospective analysis of health insurance claims data […]

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