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Vol 14, No 4 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-06-11
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Submassive pulmonary embolism as a mask of acute coronary syndrome

Aneta Kucharczyk-Foltyn, Maria Śnieżek-Maciejewska, Igor Tomala, Maciej Dymek, Jerzy Sadowski, Barbara Małecka, Jacek Lelakowski, Marianna Janion
Cardiol J 2007;14(4):402-406.

open access

Vol 14, No 4 (2007)
Case Reports
Published online: 2007-06-11

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 77-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital suffering from chest pain. The ECG showed horizontal ST segment depression in the V4-V6 leads. Non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome was diagnosed. However, transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. The present case indicates the need to consider pulmonary embolism in the differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and underlines the role of echocardiography, which should be performed at the earliest possible stage. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 402-406)

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 77-year-old man, who was admitted to hospital suffering from chest pain. The ECG showed horizontal ST segment depression in the V4-V6 leads. Non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome was diagnosed. However, transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. The present case indicates the need to consider pulmonary embolism in the differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes and underlines the role of echocardiography, which should be performed at the earliest possible stage. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 402-406)
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Keywords

submassive pulmonary embolism; acute coronary syndrome

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Title

Submassive pulmonary embolism as a mask of acute coronary syndrome

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 14, No 4 (2007)

Pages

402-406

Published online

2007-06-11

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2007;14(4):402-406.

Keywords

submassive pulmonary embolism
acute coronary syndrome

Authors

Aneta Kucharczyk-Foltyn
Maria Śnieżek-Maciejewska
Igor Tomala
Maciej Dymek
Jerzy Sadowski
Barbara Małecka
Jacek Lelakowski
Marianna Janion

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