Acute coronary syndrome: new realities in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Serebrennikov I.I., Kopylov F.Yu., Komarov R.N., Mukanova M.B., Ismailbaev A.M., Markitan S.V., Gafurov F.S.

Company: 1 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
2 Egor'evsk Central Regional Hospital, Egor'evsk, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

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For citation: Serebrennikov I.I., Kopylov F.Yu., Komarov R.N., Mukanova M.B., Ismailbaev A.M., Markitan S.V., Gafurov F.S. Acute coronary syndrome: new realities in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Creative Cardiology. 2022; 16 (2): 163–78 (in Russ.). DOI: 10.24022/1997-3187-2022-16-2-163-178

Received / Accepted:  30.11.2021 / 25.06.2022

Keywords: COVID-19 acute coronary syndrome diversion of medical resources high rates of morbidity and mortality

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Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic is a global health problem associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. In this difficult time, the topic of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is complicated by a number of clinically significant issues, such as COVID-induced myocardial damage, uncertainty of this emergency management, the need for a clear optimization of diagnostic and therapeutic measures, as well as ensuring maximum protection of medical personnel. In addition, there is a decrease in the number of hospitalizations for ACS worldwide, which is associated with the reluctance of patients to seek medical help and the redirection of medical resources in favor of combating the pandemic. Given that the primary pathophysiological mechanism of COVID-19 is a significant shift in blood coagulation rates, it is necessary to establish a relationship between this infection and an increased risk of acute coronary disease. The high risk of developing ACS associated with COVID-19 may be associated with atherosclerotic plaque rupture caused by endothelial cell damage, cytokine storms and the patient's inflammatory status. In this review will present aspects of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis, clinical course and treatment of ACS, as well as published data on the results of treatment of coronary syndrome in a pandemic.


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About Authors

  • Igor’ I. Serebrennikov, Postgraduate; ORCID
  • Filipp Yu. Kopylov, Dr. Med. Sci., Professor; ORCID
  • Roman N. Komarov, Dr. Med. Sci., Chief of Chair; ORCID
  • Maruar B. Mukanova, Postgraduate; ORCID
  • Alisher M. Ismailbaev, Cand. Med. Sci., Associate Professor; ORCID
  • Sergey V. Markitan, Chief Physician; ORCID
  • Furkatdzhon S. Gafurov, Cand. Med. Sci., Head of Department; ORCID

Chief Editor

Leo A. Bockeria, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Bakoulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery