Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Blunt Chest Trauma

Anto, M. Joseph; Cokinos, Stephan G.; Jonas, Ernesto
December 1984
Angiology;Dec1984, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p802
Academic Journal
We report here a young patient who developed an acute transmural anterior wall myocardial infarction secondary to blunt chest trauma in an automobile accident. At angiography we demonstrated that this patient had sustained a left anterior descending branch intimal tear (Figure 1). Closed chest wall injury with myocardial contusion is a common occurrence in automobile accidents. However, the occlusion of the coronary artery from blunt chest trauma is rare in itself.


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