Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Death in a Young Medically Free Female: A Case Report

Authors

  • Falwah Alharthi Emergency Department, King Abdelaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abeer Alfadhliah Emergency Department, King Abdelaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Rawan Alosaimi Emergency Department, King Abdelaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmed Alharkan King Abdullah University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52609/jmlph.v4i1.107

Keywords:

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Angiography, Female, Young Adult

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease, and particularly myocardial infarction (MI), is the leading cause of disability and death in women worldwide. Young females with MI have previously been disregarded from inclusion in mass epidemiological research and clinical trials due to the physiologically protective properties of oestrogen. Moreover, young women who present with chest pain are often not considered at a risk for MI, which often delays workup and timely intervention, and they remain an unrecognised and under-treated subgroup. We report a case of a 22-year-old, medically free female with MI, with no traditional risk factors, complicated by a final, unfortunate outcome of death. This case report highlights the need to thoroughly investigate the prevalence, symptoms, and types of acute MI in young female patients, as well to create validated tools to assess the risk factors associated with this subgroup.

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Published

2023-12-26

How to Cite

Alharthi, F., Alfadhliah, A., Alosaimi , R., & Alharkan, A. (2023). Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Death in a Young Medically Free Female: A Case Report . The Journal of Medicine, Law & Public Health, 4(1), 312–316. https://doi.org/10.52609/jmlph.v4i1.107

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Case Report

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