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 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


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.