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

15Citations
Citations of this article
21Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

This article is free to access.

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. © 2011 Tsigkas et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Tsigkas, G., Kasimis, G., Theodoropoulos, K., Chouchoulis, K., Baikoussis, N. G., Apostolakis, E., … Alexopoulos, D. (2011). A successfully thrombolysed acute inferior myocardial infarction due to type A aortic dissection with lethal consequences: The importance of early cardiac echocardiography. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1749-8090-6-101

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free