Body Region: Cardiovascular
Author: Carlo Catalano, MD, Rome, Italy
1. Patient presentation
- A 50-year-old woman experienced angina pectoris and dyspnea during exertion for 2 years.
She recently experienced a syncopal episode.
- Electrocardiography (ECG) revealed anterolateral and apical signs of left ventricle ischemia.
- Myocardial scintigraphy revealed apical and anterior stress perfusion defects.
- She was referred for ECG-gated 64-row cardiac CT.