Electrocardiographic changes in right ventricular metastatic cardiac tumor mimicking acute ST elevation myocardial infarction: A case of misdiagnosis


Demir V., TURAN Y. , Ede H., HİDAYET Ş., ERKOÇ M. F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.19, no.1, pp.33-35, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjem.2018.07.001
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-35

Abstract

Introduction: In patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), minimizing the reperfusion time is the goal of therapy worldwide. However, the differential diagnosis is critical and when a patient is encountered with chest pain and ST elevation, STEMI should not be the only diagnosis considered. By detailed history and focused physical examination, it is possible to avoid a mistaken diagnosis.