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Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss. 2004 Apr;97(4):366-9.

[Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction using multislice computed tomography in emergency room].

[Article in French]

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Service de cardiologie interventionnelle, centre chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Le Plessis-Robinson.


Managing chest pain in emergency remains a diagnostic challenge because of the speediness and the accuracy that request. The authors report the case of a 40 years old patient admitted for chest pain with suspected aortic dissection. Multislice computed tomography (sixteen-slice CT) was performed at the patient's admission, initial diagnosis was rapidly corrected, showing both and accurately show both antero-septal defect perfusion and an acute occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending artery. Angioplasty was performed in emergency within the 6 first hours after onset of the symptoms. Multislice computed tomography was able to identify accurately not only the chest pain etiology but also to show the culprit artery, leading to quick and oriented percutaneous coronary intervention.

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