Inferior ST-Elevation on the ECG
What Is the Diagnosis?
A 62-year-old woman presented to another hospital with a 36-hour history of uninterrupted, nonspecific chest pain. Her medical history included long-standing hypertension and diabetes mellitus for which she took metoprolol, perindopril, felodipine, metformin, and glimepiride. She had stopped smoking 10 years earlier, and did not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs. The ECG on the admission to the other hospital is shown in Figure 1. Laboratory results at the other hospital were all normal, with the exception of mild hyperglycemia; cardiac troponin I was also normal. Based on the ECG in Figure 1, the patient was transferred to our unit for emergency coronary angiography. Clinical examination on admission to our hospital was unremarkable. A repeated ECG on admission in our hospital is disclosed in Figure 2. Based on the history of uninterrupted chest pain in a patient with cardiovascular risk factors and the aspect of the ECG in Figure 1, the on-call cardiology team in our unit agreed with the indication for emergency coronary angiography. This, however, disclosed no significant coronary artery …