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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4541587, 4 pages
Case Report

Myocardial Infarction after Endoscopic Removal of Foreign Body

1Department of Internal Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center/Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
2Department of Cardiology, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Carola Maraboto

Received 12 November 2016; Revised 18 January 2017; Accepted 29 January 2017; Published 26 February 2017

Academic Editor: Assad Movahed

Copyright © 2017 Carola Maraboto 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.


The development of cardiac complications during or after endoscopic procedures is rare. However, mortality from myocardial ischemia, particularly in the elderly population, is elevated. We illustrate the rare case of a 79-year-old man with multiple cardiovascular risk factors who developed a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) after endoscopic removal of a foreign body. This case report summarizes a rare complication of a low-risk procedure and highlights the importance of considering this potential adverse event, particularly in patients with significant cardiovascular risk factors, to promote early diagnosis and proper treatment.