A 51-year-old male with hypertension, established type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolaemia presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrates and real-time polymerase chain reaction nasopharyngeal swab was positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2. This was initially complicated by pulmonary embolism, apical pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum as a result of ventilation-induced barotrauma. After a 4-day intensive care unit stay at a local hospital, he developed chest pain with inferior ST-segment elevation and was transferred for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
2. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation trust, London, U.K., School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, BHF Centre of Excellence, King’s College London
3. King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, BHF Centre of Excellence, King's College, London, UK, United Kingdom
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