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Evidence of acute myocardial infarction on CT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17928493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Improvements in CT technology, specifically with respect to the development of multi-row detector CT, have increased the ability to detect acute myocardial ischaemia. This case report details the finding of decreased myocardial enhancement on CT in a patient who complained of acute chest symptomalogy and was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction, which was subsequently confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Given the variability of the clinical presentation of acute myocardial infarction, greater attention should be paid by radiologists to myocardial enhancement in patients with significant coronary risk factors, as evidence of acute myocardial infarct or ischaemia may be detected.
Authors:
J H Arnett; K Mohajer; S A Okon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1748-880X     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-11     Completed Date:  2007-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e219-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Medical Center, First Avenue at 16th St., New York, NY 10003, USA. john.arnett@rcn.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Electrocardiography
Female
Heart / radiography
Humans
Myocardial Infarction / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

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