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

Document Type: Case Report


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.



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.
There are always medical errors both in diagnosis and treatment since patient referrals to the emergency departments.