Differential diagnostic dilemma between pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndrome
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CitationGül, E. E., Nikus, K. C., Erdoğan, H. İ. ve Özdemir, K. (2016). Differential diagnostic dilemma between pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndrome. Journal Of Arrhythmia, 32(2), 160-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joa.2015.10.006
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequent life-threatening condition in emergency departments. Careful diagnosis is important, and different diagnostic tests such as electrocardiogram (ECG), biochemical markers, echocardiogram, and computed tomography are required. Although ECG is a cheap and rapid diagnostic test for pulmonary embolism, it has some limitations in the differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and acute PE. Herein, we report ECG results of a patient diagnosed with acute PE mimicking acute coronary syndrome.