We report a case of acute myocardial infarction in a nephrotic male patient. A 22-year-old man with a 1-year history of nephrotic syndrome due to membranous nephropathy presented with acute chest pain and was admitted to our emergency room. An electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in leads consistent with anterior and inferior myocardial infarction. Subsequent cardiac catheterisation showed evidence of thrombotic occlusion of the anterior descending coronary artery. The patient had no long history of hypercholesterolaemia or hypertriglyceridaemia. The case suggests that young patients with a short-term nephrotic syndrome may be at an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome owing to hypercoagulability state.