Acute coronary syndromes in COVID-19 - VIDEO

Acute coronary syndromes in COVID-19 - VIDEO

Barbara Casadei, president of the European Society of Cardiology and Dr Alaide Chieffo, interventional cardiologist working on the front line of COVID-19 pandemic in Milan, Italy, are discussing in this ESC video treatment considerations and cardiology issues connected with COVID-19 pandemic.


  • What is the profile of patients that are accepted with COVID-19 in hospitals in Lombardy?
  • What is the reorganization of the cardiological units in the Italian hospitals? In Lombardy they have decided to totally reorganize the STEMI networks and also the hospitals for CV emergencies.
  • Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the reperfusion therapy of choice if feasible within time frame ESC guidelines and performed in facilities approved for the treatment of SARS-CoV2(+) patients.


Advices from practical experience from Dr Alaide Chieffo – listen in the video: