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BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.2006.105791
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An unexpected finding during planned primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty

  1. Simon D Robinson,
  2. Jim Hall,
  3. Andrew T Goodwin
  1. simon.robinson{at}ed.ac.uk
  • Published 18 February 2009

A 65-year-old woman presented with acute central chest pain. Her ECG showed inferior ST elevation and she was transferred to our cardiac catheterisation laboratory for primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary angiography showed no obstructive coronary atheroma, though a foreign body appeared to be lodged within the heart (panel A). The following morning her troponin T level …

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