Published: 10 March 2022
Author(s): Michele Golino, Gianmarco Angelini, Vittoria Errigo, Andrea Farina, Stefano Savonitto
Issue: May 2022
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 54-year-old Ukrainian woman without cardiovascular risk factors presented with left-sided chest pain. The symptom appeared as soon as she got the news from her relatives in Ukraina of the beginning of the Russian bombing on February 24th, 2022. Physical examination was negative. The ECG showed sinus rhythm with slight elevation of the ST segment in the precordial leads (Figure. A). Laboratory testing revealed an elevated high-sensitivity troponin I level (4929 ng/L), with normal renal function and Nt-proBNP levels.(Figure. B)

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