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Occlusion of Left and Right Coronary Arteries and Coronary Sinus Following Blunt Chest Trauma.
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PMID:  21644989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
  Blunt chest trauma from rapid automobile airbag deployment causing coronary artery occlusion and myocardial infarction is a rare but potentially fatal condition. We present the case of a 37-year-old man who developed extensive anterior and inferior myocardial infarction because of occlusion of both left anterior and right coronary arteries following blunt injury to the chest in a car accident. The patient was scheduled for emergency coronary angiography but left and right coronary ostia were not cannulated because of thrombus formation probably. The patient died, and the autopsy revealed external compression by epicardial hematomas involving separately left and right coronary arteries and the coronary sinus without signs of coronary and/or aortic dissection. To our knowledge, this is the first case presenting occlusion of both coronary arteries secondary to blunt chest trauma causing acute myocardial infarction in a young man without signs of prior coronary artery disease.
Pasquale Mastroroberto; Giulio Di Mizio; Federica Colosimo; Pietrantonio Ricci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-4029     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University Magna Graecia, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy. Legal Medicine, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University Magna Graecia, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy.
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