Lachlan McIver, MBBS, MPHTM, JCC(Anaes), FACRRM, Senior Medical Officer; Paul Liebenberg, MBChB, HonsBSc(Pharma), BSc(MMA), Dip(Data), JCC(Anaes,O&G,Surg), FACRRM, Senior Medical Officer; Ashleigh Scott, MBBS, Cardiology Registrar; Steven Sutcliffe, MBChB, FRCP, Cardiologist.
Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with atheromatous coronary artery disease
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Authors. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 111–114, February 2012
How to Cite
McIver, L., Liebenberg, P., Scott, A. and Sutcliffe, S. (2012), Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with atheromatous coronary artery disease. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24: 111–114. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01473.x
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2012
- Accepted 21 June 2011
- myocardial infarction;
- young patient
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.