Divergent Trends in Emergency Department Presentations Amid the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Chicago, Illinois

Sadiya S. Khan*, Al'ona Furmanchuk, Laura E. Seegmiller, Faraz S. Ahmad, Bernard S. Black, Kevin J. O'leary

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Excess deaths during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been largely attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, patterns in CVD hospitalizations after the first surge of the pandemic have not well-documented. Our brief report, examining trends in health care avoidance documents that CVD hospitalizations decreased in Chicago before significant burden of COVID-19 cases or deaths and normalized during the first COVID-19 surge. These data may help to inform health care systems responses in the coming months while mobilizing vaccinations to the population at large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1472-1475
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • cardiovascular disease
  • pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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