A COVID-19 Patient in Recovery Phase with Dyspnea Due to Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Department of Radiology Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

10.22038/psj.2020.51544.1286

Abstract

Introduction:
The mortality rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased to more than 2-3% since it has rapidly become a pandemic. Therefore, it is aimed to prevent errors in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in case of disastrous situations.
Case Report:
A 56-year-old man was admitted to the Corona Referral Center with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. He was treated for COVID-19 at least for 10 days in this hospital. Two days following discharge from the hospital, the case was spending his recovery time at home; however, since this morning he had been suffering from severe dyspnea. He was re-admitted to the Corona Center with the probability of COVID complications. The patient electrocardiography revealed a new Left Bundle Branch Block, and he was transferred to a cardiac catheterization laboratory under isolated conditions. Moreover, percutaneous coronary intervention was performed on the left main coronary artery.
Conclusion:
There are always medical errors both in diagnosis and treatment since patient referrals to the emergency departments.

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