Case Report

Late Presentations of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Coronavirus Era: A Case Series


Although people with less critical symptoms should not visit hospitals in order to reduce exposure during a pandemic, it is of utmost importance that those experiencing risky symptoms visit in early stages to prevent delayed consequences. In this article, we reported three ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients who would have benefited from visiting the hospital earlier while they were experiencing low threshold angina.

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IssueVol 5 No S1 (2020): Supplementary QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Cardiovascular disorders Emergency medicine Patent Educaton

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Ansari Ramandi MM, Yarmohammadi H, Samiei N. Late Presentations of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Coronavirus Era: A Case Series. CRCP. 2021;5(S1):3-8.