Acute pericarditis confirmed by coronary computed tomography angiogram

By JOM Staff


A 48-year-old man with a history of hypertension (for the past 10 years on metoprolol succinate and triamterene-hydrochlorothiazide), asthma (for the past 15 years on albuterol and fluticasone inhalers), and prior tobacco abuse (30 pack-year, quit in May 2010) presented in October 2021 with progressively worsening left-sided chest pain. The chest pain suddenly started approximately 24 h prior to arrival, he described it as dull and achy, and since the onset, the severity worsened from 5/10 to 9/10.