A Painful Lift: Young Athlete Presents With Angina | SCAI
Dec 21st 2020

A Painful Lift: Young Athlete Presents With Angina

A 23-year-old weightlifter presented with crushing, left-sided, nonradiating chest pain. His ECG on admission had anterolateral ST elevation. His serum troponin-I returned elevated at 2.3 ng/mL (nl <0.05 ng/mL). He was COVID-19 positive. Emergent coronary angiography showed an acute thrombotic occlusion of his mid LAD artery. He was treated with aspiration thrombectomy. Further hypercoagulable workup was unrevealing. He was discharged on Aspirin, Ticagrelor, and Apixaban; with the Apixaban being stopped after a month. ​