A 70-year-old male presented to hospital with both anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction and spontaneous oesophageal rupture (Boerhaave’s syndrome). He underwent primary angioplasty and stenting for a lesion of the left anterior descending in addition to cardiothoracic surgery for the oesophageal rupture. This combination of pathologies is a rare entity and often difficult to diagnose. To date, only a few cases have been reported.
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