Cardiac Cephalgia

Nancy Wassef, Ali Turab Ali, Alexia-Zacharoula Katsanevaki, Salman Nishtar


Although most of the patients presenting with ischemic heart disease have chest pains, there are other rare presenting symptoms like cardiac cephalgia. In this report, we present a case of acute coronary syndrome with an only presentation of exertional headache. It was postulated as acute presentation of coronary artery disease, due to previous history of similar presentation associated with some chest pains with previous left coronary artery stenting. We present an unusual case with cardiac cephalgia in a young patient under the age of 50 which was not reported at that age before. There are four suggested mechanisms for this cardiac presentation.

Cardiol Res. 2014;5(6):195-197


Coronary artery disease; Atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndrome

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