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Impact of COVID-19 on the Incidence and Management of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Patients Presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction


Authors: Muhammad Rashid, Chris P Gale, Nick Curzen, Peter Ludman, Mark De Belder, Adam Timmis, Mohamed O Mohamed, Thomas F Lüscher, Julian Hains, Jianhua Wu, Ahmad Shoaib, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Chris Roebuck, Tom Denwood, John Deanfield, and Mamas A Mamas

This abstract in the Journal of the American Heart Association covers recent studies on the higher rates of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), particularly in older women from an Asian background and the higher rate in hospital mortality in England, UK.


Studies have reported significant reduction in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) related hospitalisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, whether these trends are associated with increased incidence of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in this population is unknown.

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