Lung cancer mimicking acute myocardial infarction on electrocardiogram.

  title={Lung cancer mimicking acute myocardial infarction on electrocardiogram.},
  author={N. S. Yao and Y M Hsu and Jacqueline Ming Liu and Lin Chen and C S Liau},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={17 1},
Myocardial involvement by malignant neoplasm is rare and often not clinically manifested. The diagnosis is usually made only at autopsy. A 71-year-old man with squamous cell lung cancer presented with chest discomfort. His electrocardiogram was diagnostic of acute myocardial infarction. However, because of the lack of classic symptoms and signs of acute myocardial infarction and normal serum levels of cardiac enzymes, an echocardiography was performed before initiation of thrombolytic therapy… CONTINUE READING