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Write-up: According to patient, he received the COVID vaccine on 1/18 and endorsed typical vaccine symptoms (myalgias, fatigue, lymphedema on right axillary, sweats and chills). He was taking ibuprofen for prophylactic symptom relief and was able to attend work the following day. The patient stated to still endorses symptoms of the vaccine days after but did not seek medical attention because he thought the symptoms would resolve. The morning of 1/21, patient sustained constant, nonradiating chest pain located along the sternal that was moderate to severe in nature and exacerbated with deep inspiration that lasted 2 hours. Lying on the side provided minimal relief but the pain was still moderate. Nausea also accompanied the pain but the patient denied any vomiting. Patient decided to go to the ED for work-up. Patient had two further episodes of chest pain and EKG revealed diffuse ST elevations. Troponin level peaked at 3.02. He was diagnosed with myopericarditis and started on colchicine, with improvement of chest pain.
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