Cases in Electrocardigraphy
The Symptoms: Chest Pain with ST Segment Elevation in a Cocaine User
On initial presentation, a 40-year-old man presented to the ED with substernal chest pain. He had recently smoked a “large amount” of cocaine.
The examination revealed a patient in considerable distress with diaphoresis, clutching his chest. The remainder of the examination was unremarkable. A 12-lead ECG shown here demonstrated sinus rhythm with ST segment elevation.
What therapy should be initiated? See p. 30.© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.