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Case reports
Complete occlusion of the left main coronary artery complicated by cardiac arrest and acute massive pulmonary embolism with a favourable outcome – a case report

Miłosz Marć, Rafał Kurianowicz, Piotr Wańczura, Janusz Bąk, Zbigniew Rudnicki, Mirosław Olszewski, Maciej Węglarz
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(2):177-181.

open access

Vol 64, No 2 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-02-16
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 53-year-old male with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiac arrest is presented. Due to neurological complications which were transient, the patient was not selected for primary angioplasty. Three days later his condition significantly improved and the patient was transferred to internal ward were he developed cardiogenic shock due to a massive pulmonary embolism. Thrombolysis and low molecular weight heparin were effective and the patient did well during subsequent hospitalisation period. Coronary angiography was performed 4 weeks from hospital admission and revealed a total left main coronary occlusion with good collateral circulation from the right coronary artery. Finally, the patient underwent successful CABG.

Abstract

A case of a 53-year-old male with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiac arrest is presented. Due to neurological complications which were transient, the patient was not selected for primary angioplasty. Three days later his condition significantly improved and the patient was transferred to internal ward were he developed cardiogenic shock due to a massive pulmonary embolism. Thrombolysis and low molecular weight heparin were effective and the patient did well during subsequent hospitalisation period. Coronary angiography was performed 4 weeks from hospital admission and revealed a total left main coronary occlusion with good collateral circulation from the right coronary artery. Finally, the patient underwent successful CABG.
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Keywords

left main occlusion; cardiogenic shock; massive pulmonary embolism

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Title

Case reports
Complete occlusion of the left main coronary artery complicated by cardiac arrest and acute massive pulmonary embolism with a favourable outcome – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 2 (2006)

Pages

177-181

Published online

2006-02-16

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(2):177-181.

Keywords

left main occlusion
cardiogenic shock
massive pulmonary embolism

Authors

Miłosz Marć
Rafał Kurianowicz
Piotr Wańczura
Janusz Bąk
Zbigniew Rudnicki
Mirosław Olszewski
Maciej Węglarz

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