Vol 59, No 11 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Acute myocardial infarction treated with primary PCI complicated by pulmonary embolism - a case report

Daniel Błaszczyk, Bożena Sobkowicz, Tomasz Wysoczański, Krzysztof Wrabec
Kardiol Pol 2003;59(11):425-427.
Vol 59, No 11 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of 53-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital due to a chest pain, is presented. ECG showed ST elevation in precordial leads. The patient was successfully treated with primary angioplasty. On the third day of hospitalization, he collapsed with hypotension. Routine echocardiographic examination revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. An adequate pharmacotherapy was implemented and the patient improved. After 10 days of treatment and rehabilitation he was discharged home. The present case report points out on pulmonary embolism as a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of coronary angioplasty.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of 53-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital due to a chest pain, is presented. ECG showed ST elevation in precordial leads. The patient was successfully treated with primary angioplasty. On the third day of hospitalization, he collapsed with hypotension. Routine echocardiographic examination revealed signs of pulmonary embolism. An adequate pharmacotherapy was implemented and the patient improved. After 10 days of treatment and rehabilitation he was discharged home. The present case report points out on pulmonary embolism as a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of coronary angioplasty.
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Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - percutaneous coronary intervention - pulmonary embolism

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Title

Acute myocardial infarction treated with primary PCI complicated by pulmonary embolism - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 59, No 11 (2003)

Pages

425-427

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;59(11):425-427.

Keywords

acute myocardial infarction - percutaneous coronary intervention - pulmonary embolism

Authors

Daniel Błaszczyk
Bożena Sobkowicz
Tomasz Wysoczański
Krzysztof Wrabec

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