Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with atheromatous coronary artery disease

Lachlan McIver, Paul Liebenberg, Ashleigh Scott, Steven Sutcliffe

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    Abstract

    We report the case of a 24-year-old Torres Strait Islander woman who presented to a rural hospital ED with chest pain suspicious for myocardial ischaemia and was found to have an anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. She was thrombolysed and transferred to a tertiary centre where subsequent angiography revealed atheromatous disease of the left anterior descending coronary artery. We believe this to be one of the youngest reported cases of myocardial infarction due to atheromatous coronary artery disease, and demonstrates important learning points regarding the demographics and risk factors of indigenous patients with chest pain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-114
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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