International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Atypical Myocardial Infarction: Beware Misdiagnosis of Acid Peptic Disease

Early diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) and prompt intervention within one to two hours from the onset of pain significantly decreases mortality. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) usually manifests as chest discomfort and occur mostly in elderly population. Hence, asymptomatic ACS event in younger population makes it a diagnostic challenge. Misdiagnosis and discharging of such patients can have dire consequences. Here, we report a case of young female presenting to emergency department with severe pain in abdomen which was later diagnosed as inferior wall myocardial infarction.

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