COMPARISON OF THE NUMBER OF CARDIOVASCULAR ADMISSIONS BEFORE AND AFTER COVID-19: EXPERIENCE FROM TURKEY


Khalil E., ÖZCAN S.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.36, no.4, pp.2433-2437, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2020_4_378
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.2433-2437

Abstract

Background: The frequency of cardiovascular problems in patients with COVID-19 could be interpreted to suggest an increase in the number of cardiovascular admissions in the COVID-19 era. However, almost all countries announced social restrictions and distancing measures which could unintentionally lead to a decline in admissions to the hospital for acute disorders other than those associated with pneumonia. This study aimed to compare cardiovascular admissions before and after COVID-19 at the emergency department of secondary and tertiary centers in Turkey.