Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction After Sumitriptan Ingestion in Patient with Normal Coronary Arteries
- Author(s): Jensen, Christian
- Riddle, Mark
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2015.6.25920
Sumitriptan has been used by millions as a migraine abortant; however, there have been studies showing angina pectoris, coronary vasospasm, and even myocardial infarction in patients with predisposing cardiac risk factors. The majority are patients using the injectable form subcutaneously. We present the case of a patient who presents with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, with no cardiovascular risk factors, after ingesting oral sumitriptan for her typical migraine.