1 Postgraduate Resident FCPS-II Cardiology Department, Pakistan
2 FRCP Associate Professor and Consultant Cardiology Department, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: Hammad S, Postgraduate Resident FCPS-II Cardiology Department, Pakistan
Submission: March 18, 2019; Published: March 26, 2019
ISSN: 2578-0204Volume2 Issue5
Coarctation of aorta is characterized by narrowing of the aortic lumen. Complex lesion are complicated by associated cardiac anomalies and picked in infancy while simple coarctations are not diagnosed until adulthood when it manifests as secondary hypertension or its complications. We are reporting a case of severe coarctation of aorta which presented as ST elevation on anterior chest leads with severe sudden onset left sided neck pain mimicking anterior wall myocardial infarction and patient was thrombolysed due to dynamic ECG changes and new onset severe left sided neck pain. Clinicians and cardiologists worldwide should be aware of such occurrence to prevent unnecessary thrombolysis in patients not fullfiling other criteria of myocardial infarction. Bedside echo assessment and highly sensitive cardiac troponin and inflammatory markers (hs-CRP) could help in correctly aiding to diagnosis and preventing such occurrences from happening which can complicate into life threating hemorrhage.
Abbreviations: DHQ: Head Quater Hospital; STEMI: ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction; DHQ: District Head Quater Hospital; BLIs: Base Line Investigations; RAS: Renin Angiotensis System