Un caso inusuale di rottura di setto interventricolare postinfartuale in coronarie indenni da lesioni

Translated title of the contribution: An unusual case of postinfarction ventricular septal rupture in normal coronary arteries

Chiara Anchisi, Lidia Rossi, Ilaria Bellacosa, Maria Virginia Di Ruocco, Paolo Nicola Marino, Angelo Sante Bongo

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Abstract

Ventricular septal defect is a rare but potentially fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction. It usually occurs during the first episode of myocardial infarction, most often in patients with single vessel coronary artery disease and total occlusion of the culprit vessel, in the absence of an adequate collateral circulation. However, this complication is observed in patients with myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries and its pathogenesis may be attributed to different mechanisms such as inflammation, hypercoagulable state or coronary vasospasm. We report the case of a 59-year-old female patient with anteroseptal myocardial infarction developed 4 days after admission, complicated by ventricular septal defect with signs of congestive heart failure and angiographically normal coronary arteries.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Anchisi, C., Rossi, L., Bellacosa, I., Ruocco, M. V. D., Marino, P. N., & Bongo, A. S. (2014). Un caso inusuale di rottura di setto interventricolare postinfartuale in coronarie indenni da lesioni. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 15(5), 330-334. https://doi.org/10.1714/1563.17037