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Vol 14, No 2 (2019)
Case Reports
Published online: 2019-05-22
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A diagnostic pitfall: angina pectoris and intermittent left bundle branch block in a 68-year-old woman with pulmonary embolism — one year follow-up. A case report

Aneta Kucharczyk-Foltyn
Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(2):194-198.

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Vol 14, No 2 (2019)
Case Reports
Published online: 2019-05-22

Abstract

In the present communication, a case of a 68 year-old woman consulted at a cardiology service due to angina pectoris is reported. The electrocardiogram (ECG) showed intermittent left bundle branch block. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography. The presented case highlights the role of echocardiography in the differential diagnosis of anginal pain and shows that making a correct diagnosis based on ECG may sometimes be challenging.

Abstract

In the present communication, a case of a 68 year-old woman consulted at a cardiology service due to angina pectoris is reported. The electrocardiogram (ECG) showed intermittent left bundle branch block. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography. The presented case highlights the role of echocardiography in the differential diagnosis of anginal pain and shows that making a correct diagnosis based on ECG may sometimes be challenging.
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Keywords

angina pectoris; intermittent left bundle branch block; pulmonary embolism

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Title

A diagnostic pitfall: angina pectoris and intermittent left bundle branch block in a 68-year-old woman with pulmonary embolism — one year follow-up. A case report

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 14, No 2 (2019)

Pages

194-198

Published online

2019-05-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(2):194-198.

Keywords

angina pectoris
intermittent left bundle branch block
pulmonary embolism

Authors

Aneta Kucharczyk-Foltyn

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