Unusual pharyngeal pain caused by acute coronary syndrome: a report of three cases

  • Takashi Anzai | tanzai@juntendo.ac.jp Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Yuu Hiroshige Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Urayasu Hospital Heart Center, Chiba, Japan.
  • Masahiro Nakamura Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Takashi Iizuka Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Yuji Nakazato Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Urayasu Hospital Heart Center, Chiba, Japan.
  • Katsuhisa Ikeda Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

Most patients complaining of pharyngeal pain have an upper respiratory tract infection or other local explanation for their pain. Here we show 3 rare cases of patients visiting our Otorhinolaryngology Department who had an initial symptom of pharyngeal pain caused by acute coronary syndrome (ACS). An electrocardiogram and a cardiac biomarker test are recommended to exclude ACS with atypical presentation in cases without pharyngolaryngeal findings comparable to pharyngeal pain.

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Published
2017-01-31
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Pharyngeal pain, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome.
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Anzai, T., Hiroshige, Y., Nakamura, M., Iizuka, T., Nakazato, Y., & Ikeda, K. (2017). Unusual pharyngeal pain caused by acute coronary syndrome: a report of three cases. Clinics and Practice, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2017.904