Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--113

Paradoxical embolism in acute myocardial infarction in a patient with congenital heart disease


Abdelrahman Jamiel, Ahmed Alsaileek, Kamal Ayoub, Ahmad Omran 
 Cardiac Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdelrahman Jamiel
Cardiac Sciences (code 1413), King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs Riyadh, 11426
Saudi Arabia

We present a case of a young male with severe pulmonary stenosis, hypoplastic right ventricle, and atrial septal defect. Acute embolic myocardial infarction, followed by cardiac arrest, occurred during hospitalization after Glenn operation. The therapeutic challenges are discussed. Insufficient anticoagulation therapy during the postoperative period was a possible contributing factor leading to embolic myocardial infarction.


How to cite this article:
Jamiel A, Alsaileek A, Ayoub K, Omran A. Paradoxical embolism in acute myocardial infarction in a patient with congenital heart disease.Heart Views 2012;13:111-113


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Jamiel A, Alsaileek A, Ayoub K, Omran A. Paradoxical embolism in acute myocardial infarction in a patient with congenital heart disease. Heart Views [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];13:111-113
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