Uncommon Presentation of Fatal Pulmonary EmbolismEmad A Barsoum1*Tariq Bhat2Donald A McCord2James Lafferty2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Emad A Barsoum
Department of Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave
Staten Island New York 10305, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 31, 2013; Accepted June 24, 2013; Published June 26, 2013
Citation: Barsoum EA, Bhat T, McCord DA, Lafferty J (2013) Uncommon Presentation of Fatal Pulmonary Embolism. Angiol 1:106. doi:10.4172/2329-9495.1000106
Copyright: © 2013 Barsoum EA, 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.
We are reporting a case of 57 year old lady smoker with history of hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and depression that was admitted to hospital for suicidal ideation and paraspinal abscess. Patient had acute retrosternal chest pain associated with shortness of breath, electrocardiogram finding was highly suggestive of STEMI in V1-V3, Patient coded in ventricular tachycardia that cardioverted to sinus rhythm, coronary angiogram didn’t reveal culprit lesion but pulmonary angiogram confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.