Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 146--148

An unusual cause of ST elevation: Coronary vasospasm complicating acute myocarditis - A case report and review of the literature


Matthew K Rowe1, Matthew Rutherford2, Karam Kostner1 
1 Department of Cardiology, Mater Adults Hospital; School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2 Department of Cardiology, Mater Adults Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Matthew K Rowe
Mater Adults Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
Australia

Coronary vasospasm and myocarditis are both recognized mimics of ST elevation myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries. The occurrence of both pathologies in the same patient has rarely been described. We report a case of a 27-year-old man initially presenting with history and electrocardiogram (ECG) findings consistent with acute myocarditis who subsequently developed severe chest pain and new ST elevation, mimicking a myocardial infarction. Subsequent coronary angiography was normal, indicative of coronary vasospasm being the cause of ECG changes and symptoms. Previous case reports with a similar presentation are reviewed and potential mechanisms causing this association discussed.


How to cite this article:
Rowe MK, Rutherford M, Kostner K. An unusual cause of ST elevation: Coronary vasospasm complicating acute myocarditis - A case report and review of the literature.J Clin Prev Cardiol 2016;5:146-148


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Rowe MK, Rutherford M, Kostner K. An unusual cause of ST elevation: Coronary vasospasm complicating acute myocarditis - A case report and review of the literature. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Oct 17 ];5:146-148
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