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Acute myocardial infarction presenting with pharyngeal pain alone.
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PMID:  20634021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Pharyngeal pain alone due to acute myocardial infarction is rare.
CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old man felt sudden pharyngeal pain. He was transferred to a medical facility under a misdiagnosis of pharyngitis. However, he was thereafter found to have acute myocardial infarction and thus was transferred to another hospital. An emergency coronary angiogram revealed complete occlusion of the right coronary artery and he underwent coronary angioplasty. The patient was later discharged ambulatory.
CONCLUSION: A misdiagnosis of acute myocardial infarction can lead to unfavorable outcomes; therefore, physicians or emergency medical technicians should be aware of this disease even when a patient complains of sudden pharyngeal pain alone.
Youichi Yanagawa; Masahiko Nishimura; Jihei Ohkawara; Kotaro Hasegawa; Masahisa Yamane
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e287-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Traumatology and Critical Care Medicine, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.
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