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Left main dissection complicating blunt chest trauma: Case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  24857266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery injury after blunt chest trauma is rare, but can be life-threatening, resulting in severe myocardial ischaemia and acute myocardial infarction. We report a case of a 56-year-old male who presented a few days after a blunt chest trauma with crescendo unstable angina. Coronary angiography demonstrated left main coronary artery dissection that was fixed with stent implantation. After a blunt chest trauma symptoms and electrocardiographic findings of a coronary dissection can be nonspecific and confounded by the chest tenderness. In such cases careful evaluation to rule out traumatic coronary injuries is warranted and early intervention should not be delayed in the presence of clear evidence of myocardial ischemia.
Authors:
Federico Colombo; Andrea Zuffi; Alessandro Lupi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238551     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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