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Misdiagnosis in the COVID era: When Zebras are Everywhere, Don’t Forget the Horses.

JACC Case Rep. 2020 Apr 27

Misdiagnosis in the COVID era: When Zebras are Everywhere, Don’t Forget the Horses.

Yousefzai R1, Bhimaraj A1.

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1 Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Abstract

We report a patient who presented with respiratory failure, chest pain, and fever. In the COVID-19 pandemic era, the focus was diverted to the coronavirus infection, and STEMI was missed. Even though we need to be vigilant in the diagnosis of COVID-19, we should not forget about the common pathologies.


© 2020 The Authors.


KEYWORDS:

ARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Acute Coronary Syndrome; ECG, Electrocardiogram; ECHO, Echocardiogram; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; LAD, left anterior descending artery; LCX, left circumflex artery; LV, left ventricle; Myocardial Infarction; RCA, right coronary artery; RV, right ventricle; STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction; cardiomypathy



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