This cardiology case report from Brady Pregerson, MD, features a patient in their late 60s presenting with multiple episodes of chest pain. Check out the ECG and determine the correct diagnosis!
A patient in their late-60’s presents to the hospital with 2 hours of chest pain. Further questioning reveals he had two episodes, each lasting almost 30 minutes, with a pain-free episode in between. He says that the pain is gone, but further questioning reveals that it is 1/10 during the interview. He denies syncope, palpitations, SOB, leg swelling, fever, cough, or other complaints.
Vital signs are normal except for a BP in the 180s. The physical exam is otherwise normal.
An ECG is done:
What is the most likely cause of the ECG findings in this patient?