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Blunt-chest-trauma-induced acute myocardial infarction

Senthil Kumar; Yogender Singh Bansal; Nikhil Mehta; Ritambhra Nada; Pulkit Girdhar; Vikarn Vishwajeet

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Blunt chest trauma (BCT) is one of the rarest causes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This paper reports the case of a young married man who suffered from AMI due to BCT sustained in a fight with his wife. The histopathology examination revealed a rupture of atherosclerotic plaque with superimposed thrombus in the proximal left anterior descending artery. This report also reviews previously reported BCT-induced AMI cases in the literature.


Thoracic Injuries, Atherosclerotic Plaque, Coronary Thrombosis, Myocardial Infarction, Morphological and Microscopic Findings


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