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Since COVID-19 onset, admissions for MI are down, mortality rates are up

Key clinical point: The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a reduction in heart attack admissions and an increase in mortality.

Major finding: Relative to prepandemic outcomes, observed mortality for ST-segment elevation MI increased by roughly 100%.

Data source: A cross-sectional retrospective study.

Disclosures: The senior investigator, Dr. Gluckman, reported no potential conflicts of interest.


Gluckman TJ et al. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Aug 7. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3629.