Review Articles

Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome in the COVID Era



Management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has emerged as a challenge during the COVID-19 era. There has been a significant increase in the morbidity and mortality associated with ACS both as a direct and an indirect consequence of the pandemic. In this review, we provide an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on patients presenting with ACS and current practices for managing patients presenting with chest pain during the pandemic and for ensuring safety of healthcare professionals. We also discuss treatment strategies and post-ACS care along with current and future perspectives for management of ACS during future waves of COVID-19 infection or similar pandemics.


COVID-19acute coronary syndromeSTEMINSTEMIchest pain
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Page/Article: 16-21
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcvj.1049
  • Submitted on 8 Oct 2021
  • Accepted on 26 Oct 2021
  • Published on 15 Dec 2021
  • Peer Reviewed