ROCHESTER, Minn. — Much remains unknown about COVID-19, but many studies already have indicated that people with cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of being susceptible to COVID-19. There also have been reports of ST-segment elevation (STE), a signal of obstructive coronary artery disease, in patients with COVID-19 who after invasive coronary angiography show no sign of the disease. This false signal of coronary artery disease may cause patients to undergo procedures that present unnecessary risks, especially in the COVID-19 environment, according to a special article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The article, written by a team of Mayo Clinic cardiovascular experts and radiologists, proposes algorithms for evaluating patients and determining a course of treatment.

 

 

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