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Sudden cardiac arrest

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

  • An 11-year-old boy with an unremarkable medical history collapsed with cardiac arrest
    during sport practice.

  • He was successfully resuscitated by immediate cardiac massage.
  • Laboratory tests revealed elevated serum troponin and creatine kinase levels.
  • Electrocardiography showed massive anterior myocardial infarction.
  • Echocardiography revealed anterior wall hypokinesia, but ventricular hypertrophy was not found.
  • The coronary angiogram was considered normal.
  • ECG-gated contrast-enhanced CT was performed.