Type A aortic dissection: a hidden and lethal cause for failed thrombolytic treatment in acute myocardial infarction

Chi-Hong Lee; Lim, Jimmy
July 2007
Heart;Jul2007, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p825
Academic Journal
The article presents the images used to diagnose a Type A aortic dissection in a 61-year-old woman, who presented with severe chest pain but no back pain. A 12-lead electrocardiogram revealed acute inferior myocardial infarction. Intravenous streptokinse therapy failed to resolve the chest pain and ST-segment elevation after 90 minutes and she was sent for rescue angioplasty. The patient died after stent deployment.


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