Impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 sobre la actividad asistencial en cardiología intervencionista en España

Key Points:

  • Survey of 81 centers in STEMI Network in 17 regions of Spain
  • Baseline Before Outbreak data: February 24-March 1, 2020
  • During the Outbreak data: March 16-23, 2020
  • From an 88% response rate STEMI PCI volume was down 40% with a slight increase in Thrombolytics though Primary PCI is the dominant treatment for STEMI
  • They report up to 5% of Interventional Cardiologists had COVID – 19
  • The authors conclude that “Scientific Societies and Health Authorities” need to promote STEMI that patients should receive appropriate and timely reperfusion treatment

Note: Only Abstract in English