Patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may have concomitant positive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We aimed to compare the risk of in-hospital mortality in patients primarily hospitalized for AMI with or without concomitant COVID-19 positive status. Using the random-effects model, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of published articles from December 1, 2019, to April 1, 2022. There were eight studies with 10128 patients, including 612 patients with COVID and 9516 patients without COVID. A total of 261 patients (42.64%) with COVID-19 positive and 612 patients (6.43%) with negative COVID-19 status died in the hospital. Pooled data showed that patients with a primary diagnosis of AMI with COVID-19 infection had more than five times increased risk of in-hospital mortality compared to patients without COVID-19 (OR: 5.06, 95% CI: 3.61, 7.09; I2=35%, P
Baral, Nischit; Abusnina, Waiel; Balmuri, Shravya; Seri, Amith; Kambalapalli, Soumya; Parajuli, Prem R; Abdelazeem, Basel; Bashyal, Krishna P.; Ojha, Niranjan; Timilsina, Bidhya; and Paul, Timir K
"COVID-19 Positive Status is Associated with Increased In-hospital Mortality in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
5, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss5/4