Electrocardiographic pseudo-myocardial infarct pattern in malignant cardiac disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A patient with disseminated diffuse histiocytic lymphoma had persistent electrocardiographic (ECG) signs of acute myocardial infarction without clinical, enzymatic, or hemodynamic evidence of myocardial necrosis. The ECG findings were felt to be secondary to myocardial tumor invasion by antemortem noninvasive testing. This was confirmed by postmortem examination. Based on this report and a literature review, the particular ECG findings noted (lateral leads) are felt to be highly predictive of direct tumor invasion in this setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'Dea, D; Kay, R; Blake, J; Rubin, D; Pucillo, A; Davidian, M; Herman, MV

Published Date

  • March 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 958 - 962

PubMed ID

  • 2644019

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19890301)63:5<958::aid-cncr2820630528>3.0.co;2-q


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States