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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 3031792, 4 pages
Case Report

ST Segment Elevation Is Not Always Myocardial Infarction: A Case of Focal Myopericarditis

1Internal Medicine Department, University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita, KS, USA
2Radiology Department, University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita, KS, USA
3Heartland Cardiology, Wichita, KS, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Cyrus M. Munguti; ude.cmuk@itugnumc

Received 4 July 2017; Revised 2 August 2017; Accepted 5 September 2017; Published 29 November 2017

Academic Editor: Kjell Nikus

Copyright © 2017 Cyrus M. Munguti 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.


Protocols exist on how to manage STEMI patients, with well-established timelines. There are times when patients present with chest pain, ST segment elevation, and biomarker elevation that are not due to coronary artery disease. These conditions usually present with normal coronary angiography. We present a case that was clinically indistinguishable from STEMI and that was diagnosed with focal myopericarditis on cardiac MRI.