Treatment delays and in-hospital outcomes in acute myocardial infarction during the COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide study

Erol M. K., Kayikcioglu M., Kilickap M., Guler A., Yildirim A., Kahraman F., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.24, no.5, pp.334-348, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2020.98607
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.334-348
  • Keywords: acute myocardial infarction, COVID-19, pandemic, total ischemic time, treatment delay, ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION, GUIDELINES, REGISTRY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Delayed admission of myocardial infarction (MI) patients is an important prognostic factor. In the present nationwide registry (TURKMI-2), we evaluated the treatment delays and outcomes of patients with acute MI during the Covid-19 pandemic and compaired with a recent pre-pandemic registry (TURKMI-1).