The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal

ISSN: 1874-1924 ― Volume 14, 2020

ST-Segment Elevation During Treadmill Exercise Test in a Patient without Prior Myocardial Infarction. A Case Report and Literature Review

Vasiliki Katsia, *, Konstantinos Konstantinoua, Antonios Karanasosa, Ilias Tolisa, Sophia Vainaa, Eleftherios Tsiamisa, Dimitrios Tousoulisa
a Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece


Exercise-induced ST-elevation is extremely uncommon especially in patients without prior myocardial infarction. It is more common among post-infarction patients with Q waves on the resting ECG. In the current case we report a 50-year-old man with a history of chest pain on exertion started four months ago. During the exercise test, ST-elevation was observed in leads II, III, AVF. Coronary angiography revealed significant stenoses in the right coronary artery and left circumflex artery, which were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. This case highlights the rare finding of exercise-induced ST-elevation and reviews possible mechanisms.

Keywords: ST -elevation, Treadmill exercise test, Coronary angiography, Hypercholesterolemia, ECG, Myocardial infraction.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 13
First Page: 37
Last Page: 40
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-13-37
DOI: 10.2174/1874192401913010037

Article History:

Received Date: 09/03/2019
Revision Received Date: 10/04/2019
Acceptance Date: 04/06/2019
Electronic publication date: 24/07/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Katsi et al.

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