Author | Ram Y. Gordon, MD

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Whats Wrong With This Picture?: Middle-aged Woman With Chest Pain and Dyspnea

July 01, 2004

A 48-year-old woman with a historyof hypertension and mildasthma has been transferred to themedical service because of an abnormalpostoperative ECG. She hadbeen admitted 2 weeks earlier to thegynecology-oncology service for localrecurrence of a previously resecteduterine sarcoma and underwent laparotomyfor debulking of the pelvicmass and resection of the rectosigmoidcolon. She did well until postoperativeday 14, when sudden chestpain and dyspnea developed.