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Aborted sudden cardiac death

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 30-year-old man had an episode of aborted sudden death while playing soccer.
  • Resuscitation immediately after cardiac arrest was successful.
  • ECG just after resuscitation revealed ST elevation in the inferior leads.
  • Contrast-enhanced cardiac CT was performed to determine the cause of cardiac arrest in this
    otherwise healthy young man.