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A rare complication of myocardial infarction
  1. Usha Rao,
  2. Mirela M Marinescu
  1. Department of Cardiology, West Suffolk Hospital, Suffolk, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Usha Rao, SpR, Department of Cardiology, West Suffolk Hospital, Suffolk IP33 2QZ, UK; drusharao{at}

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A 75-year-old patient was admitted with lightheadedness and feeling unwell for 5 days. He had no significant past cardiac history, and denied any chest pain or breathlessness. Electrocardiogram showed q waves with residual ST elevation in the inferior leads (Panel A figure 1). On examination, the patient was haemodynamically stable, but profoundly hypoxic with oxygen saturations of 67% …

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