Subarachnoid hemorrhage simulating myocardial infarction

Eduardo De Marchena, Juan M. Pittaluga, Alexandre C. Ferreira, Maureen Lowery, Renzo Romanelli, Azorides R Morales

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We describe a patient with a subarachnoid hemorrhage that presented with electrocardiographic evidence of transmural myocardial infarction. The patient was found to have normal coronaries and on autopsy revealed generalized myocytolysis with no evidence of transmural myocardial infarction. This case illustrates the value of acute coronary angiography in patients with altered mental status and suspected myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1996


  • coronary angiography
  • myocytolysis
  • thrombolytic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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