Myocardial infarction due to paradoxical embolism in a patient with large atrial septal defect

Cuculi, Florim; Togni, Mario; Meier, Bernhard (2009). Myocardial infarction due to paradoxical embolism in a patient with large atrial septal defect. Journal of invasive cardiology, 21(10), E184-6. Malvern, Pa.: HMP Communications

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We present the case of a patient who presented with acute inferior myocardial infarction and embolic occlusion of the distal left anterior descending and proximal right coronary artery. A large atrial septal defect (ASD) was seen on transesophageal echocardiography and the ASD was closed during the same session as coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. The presence of embolic or thrombotic occlusions of coronary arteries should prompt interventional cardiologists to look for a patent foramen ovale or ASD and perform percutaneous closure right away.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Togni, Mario and Meier, Bernhard

ISSN:

1042-3931

ISBN:

19805848

Publisher:

HMP Communications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:09

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:22

PubMed ID:

19805848

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30247 (FactScience: 191584)

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