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A rare cause of chest pain mimicking myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  25080956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We present a patient who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure for bile duct stone removal and sphincterotomy. Upon completion of the procedure, the patient experienced severe chest pain. Because myocardial infarction was the likely diagnosis, we immediately performed a coronary angiography, which identified severe coronary lesions without any total occlusion. Being skeptical of the possible cause, we searched for alternative causes and interestingly found pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and retro-intra-abdominal free air. This rare complication is particularly important for a cardiologist because they should be aware of such a complication, and correlation with the symptoms and coronary lesions should always be made.
Kudret Keskin; Murat Başkurt; Faruk Aktürk; Cenk Conkbayır
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Title:  Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-8-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  472-474     Citation Subset:  -    
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