IMR Press / RCM / Volume 16 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.3909/ricm0795
Open Access Case Review
Myocardial Infarction Related to Trauma
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1 Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2015 , 16(4), 261–264;
Published: 30 December 2015
Myocardial infarction (MI) secondary to acute coronary occlusion related to trauma is rare. A previously healthy man developed acute MI shortly after a motor vehicle accident. This case illustrates the feasibility of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute MI due to complete coronary artery occlusion related to trauma, including the use of manual thrombectomy, stents, and dual antiplatelet therapy. This approach requires the intervention of a multidisciplinary team in a Level 1 trauma center that can rapidly evaluate the patient and rule out other life-threatening injuries that could preclude antiplatelet therapy.
Acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
Chest trauma
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention
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