Place and causes of acute cardiovascular mortality during the COVID19 pandemic: retrospective cohort study of 580,972 deaths in England and Wales, 2014 to 2020

Importance. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a decline in admissions with cardiovascular (CV) emergencies. The fatal consequences of this are unknown. Objectives – To describe the place and causes of acute CV death during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design – Retrospective nationwide cohort. Setting – England and Wales. Participants – All adult (age ≥18 years) acute CV deaths (n=580,972) between…