Acute ST-elevation myocardial infraction after use of oral sumatriptan: a rare presentation


  • Indira Sahu Medical Officer, CHC, Laxmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India
  • Manish Ruhela Department of Cardiology, Noble Care Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan, India
  • Rakesh Kumar Ola Department of Cardiology, Noble Care Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan, India



Sumatriptan, Migraine, Myocardial infraction


Sumatriptan is an agonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine type-1 (5HT1) receptors that is widely used as a migraine abortant; however, there have been studies showing angina, coronary vasospasm, and even myocardial infraction in patients with predisposing cardiac risk factors. We present the case of a female patient with no cardiovascular risk factor who developed ST-elevation myocardial infraction 30 minutes after ingesting oral sumatriptan for her migraine.


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How to Cite

Sahu, I., Ruhela, M., & Ola, R. K. (2020). Acute ST-elevation myocardial infraction after use of oral sumatriptan: a rare presentation. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 9(11), 1746–1748.



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