Sex-Based Differences in the Presentation of Myocardial Infarction
Osceola Regional Medical Center
non st-segment elevation myocardial infarction, sex-based differnces in coronary disease, sex-based differences in acute coronary syndrome, chest pain, emergency cardiology
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine
The authors report a case of a middle-aged female presenting with a chief complaint of shoulder pain. Workup revealed a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The typical symptoms of myocardial infarction and the evaluation of a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction are discussed. The authors highlight the sex-based differences in the presentation of myocardial infarction and remind us to keep a broad differential and consider atypical presentations.
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Mayfield J, Gill M, Zhang HJ, Ganti L. Sex-Based Differences in the Presentation of Myocardial Infarction. Cureus. 2021;13(8): e16906. doi:10.7759/cureus.16906