COVID-19 with non-obstructive coronary artery disease in a young adult.
Journal of Community Hospital Intern Medicine Perspectives
Systemic inflammatory response due to cytokine storm in severe COVID-19 cases can lead to acute myocardial infarction, also affecting the younger population, without significant risk factors. We present the case of a 36-year-old male with morbid obesity and well-controlled asthma who had developed COVID-19-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring mechanical ventilation and, subsequently, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) who developed myocardial infarction on Day 10 of admission and died on Day 15 of admission due to sequelae of severe COVID-19 infection. In young patients with COVID-19-induced respiratory infection, severe inflammatory response can lead to acute coronary syndrome in absence of obstructive lesions or plaque ruptures.
Sheikh AB, Ijaz Z, Javed N, Upadyay S, Shekhar R. COVID-19 with non-obstructive coronary artery disease in a young adult. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2021 Jan 26;11(1):111-114. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1845928. PMID: 33552431; PMCID: PMC7850340.