Electrocardiographic changes simulating a myocardial infarction after cardiac transplantation

Tariq A. Aziz, Naveen L. Pereira

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A 39-year-old man with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and New York Heart Association Class III heart failure symptoms underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Post-operatively, he developed an anteroseptal infarct pattern on the electrocardiogram (ECG), without regional wall motion abnormalities according to echocardiography. This pseudo-infarct pattern on ECG resolved within 6 months without coronary intervention or sequelae. It is postulated that these ECG changes were caused by increased left ventricular wall thickness due myocardial wall edema and reperfusion injury after cardiac transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation


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