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March 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:19–21 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.009

Driving after cardiac intervention: are we doing enough?

Inderjeet Bharaj, Jaskaran Sethi, Sohaib Bukhari, Harmandeep Singh

Abstract

Introduction Mr X is a 48-year-old man who was admitted to Accident and Emergency (A&E) with chest pain. He described typical cardiac sounding chest pain, initially on exertion, but at the time of presentation, pain at rest. His electrocardiogram (ECG) showed ischaemic changes, with dynamic troponin rise. He was discussed with cardiology on-call, the impression was non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and he was admitted under the cardiology team for further management. Mr X had an angiogram that showed significant coronary artery disease (CAD) requiring intervention. He had successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

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