Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cardiology Pearl: Wellens' Syndrome

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Originally Published: Modern Resident, Aug/Sep 2011

Original Author:
Alan Sielaff, MS IV Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Submitted by: Rachel Engle, DO Communications Committee Co-Chair
A 63 year old female with a history of hepatitis C and diabetes mellitus presents to the emergency department after experiencing acute substernal chest pain, SOB and emesis during a routine visit to her PCP earlier this afternoon. All symptoms spontaneously resolved shortly prior to her arrival in the ED. She has no other complaints and a normal physical exam. Her EKG is shown above.