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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 901214, 4 pages
Case Report

Severe Hyperthyroidism Presenting with Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Department of Cardiology, Fifth People’s Hospital of Chongqing, Renji Road No. 24, Nanan District, Chongqing 400062, China

Received 9 May 2015; Revised 25 June 2015; Accepted 8 July 2015

Academic Editor: Kjell Nikus

Copyright © 2015 Dayan Zhou 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.


Introduction. Acute myocardial infarction is life-threatening. A cardiac troponin rise accompanied by typical symptoms, ST elevation or depression is diagnostic of acute myocardial infarction. Here, we report an unusual case of a female who was admitted with chest pain. However, she did not present with a typical profile of an acute myocardial infarction patient. Case Presentation. A 66-year-old Han nationality female presented with chest pain. The electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed arched ST segment elevations and troponin was elevated. However, the coronary angiography showed a normal coronary arterial system. Thyroid function tests showed that this patient had severe hyperthyroidism. Conclusion. Our case highlights the possibility that hyperthyroidism may cause a large area of myocardium injury and ECG ST segment elevation. We suggest routine thyroid function testing in patients with chest pain.