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JCU 2009 June;17(2) :73-75.
doi:https://doi.org/10.4250/jcu.2009.17.2.73
A Case of Myocardial Abscess Mimicking Acute Myocardial Infarction
Won Yu Kang, Sung Soo Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Hyun-Ju Yoon, Ju Han Kim, Younggeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jung Gwan Cho, Jung Chaee Kang, Jong Chun Park
Department of Cardiology, The Heart Center, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
Corresponding Author: Jong Chun Park ,
ABSTRACT
Myocardial abscess, a rare and life-threatening disease, occurs as a complication of infective endocarditis, acute myocardial infarction, or other infections in the setting of debilitating condition. We report a case of myocardial abscess mimicking acute myocardial infarction (AMI), not a following consequence of AMI. We can diagnose the disease with the aid of transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography.
Keywords: Myocardial infarction
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