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Title: Late presentation of left main stem occlusion after blunt chest trauma
Author(s): G. Vandenplas , S. De Maeseneire , T. Bové
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 65    Issue: 2   Date: 2010   
Pages: 255-256
DOI: 10.2143/AC.65.2.2047063

Abstract :
Blunt chest trauma is a rare but known cause of acute coronary lesions. Commonly, the left anterior descending artery is involved which results in an anterior myocardial infarction, diagnosed within a variable time span of 24 hours to 6 months. We report on an unusual case of left main stem occlusion in a young adult patient presenting with evolving angina 5 years after an apparently minor chest trauma.