COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the healthcare system. Evidence from previous studies suggests a decline in in-hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during the pandemic. However, the effect of the pandemic on mechanical complications (MC) in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been comprehensively investigated. Therefore, we evaluated the impact of the pandemic on MC and in-hospital outcomes in STEMI during the second wave, in which there was a huge SARS-CoV-2 diffusion in Italy.
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