Dilemmas in managing acute myocardial infarction during Covid-19 pandemic.

A 38-year-old man presented to emergency department with dizziness, dyspnea and diarrhea for 5 days. Serum lab data revealed lymphopenia and computed tomography imaging of the chest exhibited multiple ground-glass patches in bilateral lung fields. COVID-19 was suspected and further examination was done. But patient's dyspnea progressed while waiting for the result of COVID-19 examination and respiratory failure with cardiac arrest occurred eventually, acute myocardial infarction was diagnosed then. This article is aimed to discuss the dilemmas in managing acute myocardial infarction during COVID-19 pandemic.

as reported in: Tsai MY, Lee IK, Kung CT. Biomed J. 2021 08:44(4):508-511. doi: S2319-4170(21)00008-1.