Article ID: CJ-23-0298
Background: Little is known about the transport and outcomes of emergency patients with cardiocerebrovascular diseases in Japan before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods and Results: Data were extracted from a population-based registry in Osaka, Japan, from 2019 to 2021. There were almost no differences in the numbers of emergency patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction, stroke, or heart failure or their deaths. However, the number of cases of difficulty obtaining patient acceptance by hospitals increased in 2020 and 2021 compared with 2019.
Conclusions: The numbers of emergency patients hospitalized with cardiocerebrovascular diseases and their deaths in Osaka were not affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.