Subarachnoid hemorrhage mimicking myocardial infarction

Felix Benninger*, Guy Raphaeli, Israel Steiner

*Corresponding author for this work

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We discuss a patient with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) presenting with chest pain, electrocardiogram changes compatible with myocardial infarction, and headache. SAH is a medical emergency but an initial misdiagnosis is common, and diagnosis can be delayed due to atypical presentations. The delay of diagnosis of SAH may endanger the life of the patient. Electrocardiogram abnormalities have been described previously in aneurysmal SAH, and can obscure the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1982
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrocardiogram
  • Headache
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Xanthochromia


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