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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 685039, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/685039
Case Report

Small Bowel Obstruction Masquerading as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

1Department of Internal Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
2Department of Cardiology, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA

Received 10 May 2015; Accepted 13 October 2015

Academic Editor: Man-Hong Jim

Copyright © 2015 Manan Parikh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

ST segment elevation on EKG remains among the most important presentations of acute myocardial infarction. Due to the urgency of intervention for this finding, other clinical scenarios causing ST elevations on EKG may sometimes go unaddressed and can lead to fatal complications. We present a case of an 86-year-old male presenting with small bowel obstruction leading to EKG findings of ST segment elevation in the absence of critical coronary obstruction. The EKG finding resolved after the improvement of small bowel obstruction reflecting the reversible cause of the changes.