Myocardial infarction after blunt chest trauma: Usefulness of cardiac ECG-gated CT and MRI for positive and aetiologic diagnosis

Gregory Malbranque, Jean Michel Serfaty, Dominique Himbert, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Jean Pierre Laissy

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Abstract

Myocardial infarction after blunt chest trauma has been reported in only few cases, and mechanisms of this complication have rarely been described. We report two cases of coronary artery lesions, one parietal hematoma of right coronary artery and one dissection of the left main coronary artery, which resulted in acute myocardial infarction following a blunt chest trauma. In these two cases, cardiac CT and MRI were useful to noninvasively explore these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blunt chest trauma
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Gated CT scan
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Emergency Medicine

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