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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2796568, 3 pages
Case Report

Pneumomediastinum and Mediastinal Hematoma Secondary to Right Brachiocephalic Vein Thrombectomy Mimicking STEMI

Department of Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Prudence Dy; moc.liamg@ydohkecnedurp

Received 12 April 2017; Revised 4 June 2017; Accepted 20 June 2017; Published 18 July 2017

Academic Editor: Kjell Nikus

Copyright © 2017 Prem Shukla 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.


A 50-year-old male with a history of hemodialysis dependent chronic kidney disease presented to our emergency department with acute midsternal crushing chest pain. Patient was diagnosed with acute anterolateral wall Myocardial Infraction due to the presence of corresponding ST segment elevations in EKG and underwent emergent cardiac catheterization which revealed normal patent coronaries without any disease. He continued to have chest pain for which CT of the chest was done which revealed pneumomediastinum with mediastinal hematoma, due to the recent attempted thrombectomy for thrombus in his right brachiocephalic vein.