Pancreatic Pseudocyst Hemorrhage Complicated by an Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Medicine

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Article, Peer-reviewed

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ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment with potent anti-platelet and anti-coagulant therapies and reperfusion by percutaneous coronary intervention. The use of anti-platelet and anti-coagulant therapies can result in hemorrhagic complications, and their use is challenging in a patient with an active gastrointestinal bleed. We report the case of a patient who simultaneously presented with both an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and a hemorrhagic pancreatic pseudocyst. There are currently no comprehensive recommendations to guide treatment of these conditions when presenting concomitantly. This case outlines the multi-disciplinary approach taken by our cardiology and gastroenterology teams and highlights the need to develop management algorithms for these two life-threatening conditions.

Keywords: pancreatic pseudocyst hemorrhage; st-elevation myocardial infarction (stemi); upper gi bleed.