An unusual case of diffuse ST elevation mimicking acute myocardial infarction: A challenge of emergent percutaneous coronary intervention?

  • Ching Tsai Hsu
  • Ching Han Liu
  • Chin Sheng Lin
  • Wei Shiang Lin
  • Po-Jen Hsiao
  • Jun Ting Liou

Abstract

Coronary artery disease combined sepsis associated myocardial ischemia resulting in diffuse ST elevation on electrocardiogram has rarely been reported. We reported a rare case of diffuse ST elevation precipitated by septic shock and preexisting severe atherosclerosis heart disease. In clinical scenario, it is imperative for physicians to be aware of non-ischemic ST elevation etiologies and avoid inappropriate activation of the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) protocol, while not missing ST elevation myocardial infarction.

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Published
2019-06-08
How to Cite
HSU, Ching Tsai et al. An unusual case of diffuse ST elevation mimicking acute myocardial infarction: A challenge of emergent percutaneous coronary intervention?. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 12, june 2019. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2887>. Date accessed: 25 aug. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2605.
Section
Cardiology

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