Case Report: Diffuse T wave inversions as initial electrocardiographic evidence in acute pulmonary embolism

Ogechukwu Egini, Alix Dufresne, Mazin Khalid, Chinedu Egini, Eric Jaffe
  • F1000Research, June 2018, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.14927.1

Acute Pulmonary Embolism may manifest as Coronary Artery Disease

What is it about?

Acute Pulmonary Embolism has a high mortality if not detected and treated early. This case report focuses on a presentation of acute pulmonary embolism that resembled Coronary Artery Disease. The initial EKG obtained in this case looked like that of individuals with Coronary Artery Disease. We were eventually able to make the correct diagnosis. This case indicates the need to be very careful with patients whose presentation looks like Coronary Artery Disease and make sure there is no embolism as well.

Why is it important?

The work reiterates the importance of a high level of suspicion of pulmonary embolism even with clinical presentation that looks like that of Coronary Artery Disease


Ogechukwu Egini (Author)
Interfaith Medical Center

I hope this article helps clinicians re-evaluate approach to management of chest pain and helps remind of the need to broaden our thoughts in general about patient care. I have enjoyed doing this paper with the co-authors, some of whom were my mentors in residency training.

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