Acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent

Leelavathi Muthupalaniappen*, Raja K. Menon, Srijit Das

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Abstract

Myocardial infarction (MI) is known to be common in adults. Interestingly, we report a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with typical chest pain secondary to myocardial infarct attributable to a combination of familial hyperlipidemia and possible episode of Kawasaki disease in the past. The patient failed treatment and follow-up care, and died 2 years later. Although rare, this case demonstrates that MI should be considered as a diagnosis in adolescents presenting with typical chest pain as early detection, and management is vital for survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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