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Coronary Embolism
Suhny Abbara, MD, FACR, FSCCT
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Dislodged thrombus, tumor, cholesterol, air, or fat obstructing coronary artery

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Angiographic Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                Selected References

                                1. Vendittelli PS et al: Coronary artery embolism: two case reports and a review of the literature. Am J Med Sci. ePub, 2018
                                2. Breithardt OA et al: A coronary embolus originating from the interatrial septum. Eur Heart J. 27(23):2745, 2006
                                3. Duman D et al: Paradoxical mesentery embolism and silent myocardial infarction in primary antiphospholipid syndrome: a case report. Heart Surg Forum. 9(2):E592-4, 2006
                                4. Rana O et al: Images in clinical medicine. Cholesterol emboli after coronary angioplasty. N Engl J Med. 354(12):1294, 2006
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Definitions

                                        • Dislodged thrombus, tumor, cholesterol, air, or fat obstructing coronary artery

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • CT Findings

                                          • MR Findings

                                            • Angiographic Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Demographics

                                                          • Treatment

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Consider

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Vendittelli PS et al: Coronary artery embolism: two case reports and a review of the literature. Am J Med Sci. ePub, 2018
                                                              2. Breithardt OA et al: A coronary embolus originating from the interatrial septum. Eur Heart J. 27(23):2745, 2006
                                                              3. Duman D et al: Paradoxical mesentery embolism and silent myocardial infarction in primary antiphospholipid syndrome: a case report. Heart Surg Forum. 9(2):E592-4, 2006
                                                              4. Rana O et al: Images in clinical medicine. Cholesterol emboli after coronary angioplasty. N Engl J Med. 354(12):1294, 2006