Non-ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Associated with Multiple Comorbidities in a Patient with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt for Obstructive Hydrocephalus Following Traumatic Brain Injury

DOI: 10.1515/jce-2016-0014


Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) has the highest long-term mortality rates of all acute coronary syndromes. Usually, NSTEMI occurs in elderly patients (>75 years of age) with multiple associated diseases. The complication rate for NSTEMI, including heart failure or hemorrhages, is significantly higher than that in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients. The case reported is of a 70 year-old male, with a history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt for obstructive hydrocephalus following a traumatic brain injury, who presented with NSTEMI.