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Acute coronary syndrome

    Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
    Body Region: Cardiovascular

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 16-year-old girl presented with rapidly progressive chest pain.
    • Laboratory testing revealed an elevation of cardiac enzymes, suggesting an acute coronary
      syndrome.
    • Conventional cardiac angiography showed that the left main trunk was not opacified; left
      coronary ostial atresia was suspected.
    • An aortic and cardiac CT examination was performed for further evaluation.