Women more likely to present with ‘startling’ cardiac anomaly in COVID-19

Nearly twice as many women as men with COVID-19 and STEMI have no lesion detected on angiography, researchers say
Reuters Health

One third of women and nearly one in five men with COVID-19 and ST-segment elevation MI have no culprit lesion detectable on angiography, a conference has been told.

This is a “startling” finding, say the US researchers, considering that rates of MI with non-obstructive coronary arteries usually make up only 3.5% to 6.5% of these types of events in the absence of COVID-19 infection.