Myocardial infarction (MI) is a serious and time-sensitive condition. MIs are typically seen in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and are caused by the rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque due to factors contributing to plaque instability. However, this case illustrates that plaque rupture can also be caused by blunt trauma to the chest. Considering MI as a possible result of chest trauma may decrease time from presentation to diagnosis and treatment and, therefore, improve outcomes in similar cases, particularly when patients presents unusually or with very few risk factors for MI.
Clark, Zachary T; Thiel, Natalie; Perry, John; and Minckler, Michael R, "A Case of Blunt Trauma-induced ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Sustained During a Prison Brawl." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 2897.