Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 124--126

Paradoxical coronary artery embolism - A rare cause of myocardial infarction


Fayaz A Hakim, Evan P Kransdorf, Muaz M Abudiab, John P Sweeney 
 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fayaz A Hakim
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
USA

Paradoxical coronary artery embolism is a rare, but often an underdiagnosed cause of acute myocardial infarction. It should be considered in patient who presents with chest pain and otherwise having a low risk profile for atherosclerosis coronary artery disease. We describe a case of paradoxical coronary artery embolism causing ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a patient with upper extremity venous thrombosis. Echocardiography demonstrated a patent foramen ovale (PFO) with bidirectional shunt. In addition to treatment of acute coronary event closure of the PFO should be considered to prevent a recurrence.


How to cite this article:
Hakim FA, Kransdorf EP, Abudiab MM, Sweeney JP. Paradoxical coronary artery embolism - A rare cause of myocardial infarction.Heart Views 2014;15:124-126


How to cite this URL:
Hakim FA, Kransdorf EP, Abudiab MM, Sweeney JP. Paradoxical coronary artery embolism - A rare cause of myocardial infarction. Heart Views [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 23 ];15:124-126
Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/article.asp?issn=1995-705X;year=2014;volume=15;issue=4;spage=124;epage=126;aulast=Hakim;type=0