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A successfully thrombolysed acute inferior myocardial infarction due to type A aortic dissection with lethal consequences: the importance of early cardiac echocardiography

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Title
A successfully thrombolysed acute inferior myocardial infarction due to type A aortic dissection with lethal consequences: the importance of early cardiac echocardiography
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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1749-8090-6-101
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Grigorios Tsigkas, Georgios Kasimis, Konstantinos Theodoropoulos, Konstantinos Chouchoulis, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Efstratios Apostolakis, Eleni Bousoula, Athanasios Moulias, Dimitrios Alexopoulos

Abstract

Thrombolysis, a standard therapy for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in non-PCI-capable hospitals, may be catastrophic for patients with aortic dissection leading to further expansion, rupture and uncontrolled bleeding. Stanford type A aortic dissection, rarely may mimic myocardial infarction. We report a case of a patient with an inferior STEMI thrombolysed with tenecteplase and followed by clinical and electrocardiographic evidence of successful reperfusion, which was found later to be a lethal acute aortic dissection. Prognostic implications of early diagnosis applying transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are described.

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Unknown 20 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 25%
Researcher 4 20%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 4 20%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 65%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 1 5%

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