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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-32

Coronary artery dissection following chest trauma

Department of Cardiology, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Sundar Chidambaram
Department of Cardiology, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 092, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.178121

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Chest trauma has a high rate of mortality. Coronary dissection causing myocardial infarction (MI) following blunt chest trauma is rare. We describe the case of an anterior MI following blunt chest trauma. A 39-year-old male was received in our hospital following a motorcycle accident. The patient was asymptomatic before the accident. The patient underwent craniotomy for evacuation of hematoma. He developed severe chest pain and an electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed anterior ST segment elevation following surgery. Acute coronary event was medically managed; subsequently, coronary angiogram was performed that showed dissection in the left anterior coronary artery, which was stented.

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