Published in Telemedicine Law Weekly, October 24th, 2009
"The most common cause of the abrupt occlusion of a coronary artery is the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. However, embolisms from any sources can be another cause of abrupt coronary obstruction," wrote M.S. Kim and colleagues, Chungnam National University.
The researchers concluded: "The authors report a case of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction caused by a huge left atrial thrombus mimicking a myxoma. (J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2009; 22:1085.e1-1085.e3.)."
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