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Vol 14, No 4 (2019)
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Changes in ST segment imitating acute coronary syndrome in a patient after pneumonectomy — a case report

Patryk Łęczycki, Małgorzata Lelonek
Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(4):388-391.

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Vol 14, No 4 (2019)
Case Reports

Abstract

Ischaemic changes associated with the electrocardiographic changes in ST-T are indicators of myocardial ischaemia and acute coronary syndrome. For an effective therapeutic intervention, it is essential to confirm any initial diagnosis. However, many potential causes influencing the changes of ST-T can make differentiation and reaching a final diagnosis problematic. We present the case of a 61 year-old man with multiple comorbidities, and an overdose of digoxin after a pneumonectomy, which contributed to changes in the electrocardiogram which imitated acute coronary syndrome.

Abstract

Ischaemic changes associated with the electrocardiographic changes in ST-T are indicators of myocardial ischaemia and acute coronary syndrome. For an effective therapeutic intervention, it is essential to confirm any initial diagnosis. However, many potential causes influencing the changes of ST-T can make differentiation and reaching a final diagnosis problematic. We present the case of a 61 year-old man with multiple comorbidities, and an overdose of digoxin after a pneumonectomy, which contributed to changes in the electrocardiogram which imitated acute coronary syndrome.

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Keywords

electrocardiography, pneumonectomy, acute coronary syndrome

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Title

Changes in ST segment imitating acute coronary syndrome in a patient after pneumonectomy — a case report

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 14, No 4 (2019)

Pages

388-391

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(4):388-391.

Keywords

electrocardiography
pneumonectomy
acute coronary syndrome

Authors

Patryk Łęczycki
Małgorzata Lelonek

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