Usefulness of non-gated chest computed tomography scans in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is frequently utilized to evaluate patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain for a pulmonary or aortic disease but is not routinely used to evaluate for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Decreased myocardial enhancement in non-electrocardiogram-gated contrast-enhanced CT has been proposed to indicate AMI. These two cases highlight the importance of carefully evaluating the myocardium for perfusion defects on non-gated chest CT scans in patients suspected of having AMI.
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Jabri, A., Alhuneafat, L., Alameh, A., Al-Abdouh, A., Mhanna, M., Hamade, H., Nasser, F., Yousaf, A., & Aneja, A. (2022). Usefulness of non-gated chest computed tomography scans in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center), 35(6), 827–829. https://doi.org/10.1080/08998280.2022.2106416
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents