Podcast #266: MI in Young Patients

Author: John Winkler, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Some risk factors for MI in the young are history of CAD, stimulant drug use, coronary spasm and diabetes.
  • In those with diffuse ST elevations on EKG, think pericarditis. Troponin will also be elevated.

References: Egred M, Viswanathan G, Davis GK Myocardial infarction in young adults Postgraduate Medical Journal 2005;81:741-745

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