Chest Pain of Uncertain Aetiology: Role of Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography in the Emergency Department
Firas Yassin1, Chris Sawh1, Pankaj Garg*, 1, 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 205
Last Page: 211
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-10-205
Article History:Received Date: 2/02/2016
Revision Received Date: 30/07/2016
Acceptance Date: 1/08/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/09/2016
Collection year: 2016
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There is increasing role of computed tomographic (CT) in the assessment of acute chest pain in the emergency department especially when the diagnosis is not clear. We report a case where non ECG gated contrast enhanced CT in the emergency department for rule-out of pulmonary embolus guided to the actual diagnosis, which was, acute coronary event, as evidenced by the presence of perfusion defect.