Acute Myocardial Infarction Manifested with Headache

Yiannis S Chatzizisis*, Panagiotis Saravakos, Amalia Boufidou, Despoina Parharidou , Ioannis Styliadis
1st Cardiology Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece

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We report a very rare case of a patient who presented with headache as the sole symptom of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The patient underwent primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty followed by drug-eluting stent implantation and the headache was immediately relieved. The pathophysiologic explanation of the occurrence of headache as a sole manifestation of an AMI is discussed.

Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction, headache..