Left main coronary thrombotic occlusion due to secondary polycythemia in a normal sinus of valsalva

Yukari Kobayashi, Yuhei Kobayashi, Atsushi Hirohata

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Abstract

A case of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to thrombus in the left coronary cusp to the ascending aorta is described. There was no clinical evidence of coagulopathy, immunodisability, or local erosive lesion of the aortic and sinus of Valsalva wall macroscopically. Secondary polycythemia, induced by heavy smoking, was the likely cause of the myocardial infarction. Although this may be a rare case, intraaortic thrombus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the causes of AMI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-422
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • intraaortic thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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