Published: 2017-01-23

Subarachnoid haemorrhage mimicking as myocardial infarction

Amanjeet S. Kindra, Abhimanyu Pandit, Suryanarayanan Bhaskar


Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes due to subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) are seen frequently and mimic acute myocardial infarction. For appropriate therapeutic management it is very important to distinguish acute coronary syndrome from neurogenic myocardial injury, which is a reversible condition. A 35 year old male presented to us with history of acute chest pain, ECG suggestive of anterolateral myocardial infarction for which he underwent anticoagulant therapy. It was subsequently diagnosed to be a case of SAH due to ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm.


ECG changes, Myocardial infarction, Subarchnoid haemorrhage

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