Alarming ST-segment elevation in a young male with left anterior descending coronary artery myocardial bridging

Nirav A. Patel, Molly Szerlip, Dineshkumar Patel, Deepak Kapoor

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Chest pain continues to be one of the leading emergency department presentations. Acute coronary syndrome is the most dreaded chest pain scenario, as "time is myocardium" in this situation. Numerous benign and less life-threatening diseases like early repolarization, acute pericarditis, and vasospastic angina can present with a similar clinical picture. ST-segment elevation on an electrocardiogram can occur in all these situations and in many others, creating diagnostic dilemma. A young male with chest pain and concurrent ST-segment elevation was reported. He was ultimately discovered to have myocardial bridging of a coronary arterial segment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Acute pericarditis
  • Early repolarization
  • Myocardial bridging
  • ST-segment elevation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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