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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 468-470

A fluttering coronary event


1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, USA
2 Division of Cardiology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, USA

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Dr. Ali Zakaria
16001 W, Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, Michigan 48075
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_117_17

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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term used to describe a spectrum of diseases associated with sudden reduced blood flow to the heart. Coronary artery thromboembolism is recognized as an important nonatherosclerotic cause of acute myocardial infarctions in 2.9% of ACS cases, with a long-term outcome indicating that coronary embolism patients represent a high-risk subpopulation. There are various risk factors for developing a coronary thromboembolism, with atrial fibrillation being the most frequently reported cause. Herein, we are presenting a case of a 65-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency department with sudden-onset pressure-like chest pain diagnosed as ACS due to nonatherosclerotic thromboembolism secondary to atrial flutter.


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