Chest pain of uncertain aetiology: Role of contrast enhanced computed tomography in the emergency department

Firas Yassin, Chris Sawh, Pankaj Garg

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Abstract

There is increasing role of computed tomographic (CT) in the assessment of acute chest pain in the emergency department especially when the diagnosis is not clear. We report a case where non ECG gated contrast enhanced CT in the emergency department for rule-out of pulmonary embolus guided to the actual diagnosis, which was, acute coronary event, as evidenced by the presence of perfusion defect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

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