Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 9

A Lady with Chest Pain: Is there a Clue in the Chest Radiograph?

Deepanjan Bhattacharya, Paidi Suresh Kumar, Vishwanatha Kartik Sambaturu*, Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan and Ajitkumar VK

Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Insitute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Vishwanatha Kartik Sambaturu, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Insitute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: July 19, 2021; Published: August 06, 2021

Citation: Vishwanatha Kartik Sambaturu., et al. “A Lady with Chest Pain: Is there a Clue in the Chest Radiograph?". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.9 (2021): 17-18.

Abstract

Calcified coronaries is a hallmark of severe coronary artery disease and is usually diagnosed on invasive angiography. A 61 year old lady presented with acute onset central chest pain for 5 days and was diagnosed with ACS - NSTEMI. Her chest X ray revealed calcified coronaries, which was further confirmed on invasive coronary angiography. Calcified coronaries, if visualised on chest X ray, can be used as a marker of diffuse coronary artery disease with calcification.

 

Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease; Calcified Coronary Arteries

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Copyright: © 2021 Vishwanatha Kartik Sambaturu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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