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Vol 19, No 4 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-07-09
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Epicardial fat necrosis: An uncommon etiology of chest pain

Abdur Baig, Bruce Campbell, Mark Russell, Jai Singh, Sonia Borra
Cardiol J 2012;19(4):424-428.

open access

Vol 19, No 4 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-07-09

Abstract

Epicardial fat necrosis (EFN) is a rare cause of severe chest pain. We present a case of EFN successfully treated conservatively. With the advent of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, the diagnosis can be made more precisely, avoiding the need for surgical intervention. We review the clinical characteristics, pathogenesis and treatment options of EFN.

Abstract

Epicardial fat necrosis (EFN) is a rare cause of severe chest pain. We present a case of EFN successfully treated conservatively. With the advent of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, the diagnosis can be made more precisely, avoiding the need for surgical intervention. We review the clinical characteristics, pathogenesis and treatment options of EFN.
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Keywords

epicardial fat necrosis; chest pain; computed tomography

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Title

Epicardial fat necrosis: An uncommon etiology of chest pain

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 4 (2012)

Pages

424-428

Published online

2012-07-09

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(4):424-428.

Keywords

epicardial fat necrosis
chest pain
computed tomography

Authors

Abdur Baig
Bruce Campbell
Mark Russell
Jai Singh
Sonia Borra

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