The ECG was correct. The angiogram was not.

In this study, approximately 10% of Transient STEMI had no culprit found:Early or late intervention in patients with transient ST ‐segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: Subgroup analysis of the ELISA‐3 trialOne must use all available data, including the ECG, to determine what happened.Final Diagnosis?If the troponin remained under the 99% reference, then it would be unstable angina.  If it rose above that level before falling, it would be acute myocardial injury due to ischemia, which is, by definition, acute MI.  If that is a result of plaque rupture, then it is a type I MI.  The clinical presentation would be one of either unstable angina or type I MI, even if no culprit was found on angiography.See this post for another case of OMI with a negative angiogram, and here are more references:Inferior hyperacute T-waves and ST elevation. Angiogram is normal. What happened?Bibliography, with edited abstractsArticle 1There were 821 cath lab activations and 86% were treated by mechanical revascularization. In 76 patients (8.5%), no coronary artery stenosis was documented. Observations documented angiographically included coronary spasms (6.6%) and muscle bridges (5.3%). During a mean follow-up of 11.2 ±6.4 months, one patient developed an acute myocardial infarction requiring coronary intervention. All other patients were free of any cardiac event.Article 2, full textOf 898 patients who had cath lab activations for primary PCI, normal corona...
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