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Acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent female with normal coronary arteries
 
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Department of Cardiology, Fatih University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
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Yusuf Selçoki   

Fatih University, School of Medicine Department of Cardiology Hoşdere Caddesi No: 145 06540, Y. Ayrancı, Ankara Phone: 90 312 4400606 Fax: 90 312 4415498
Online publish date: 2009-07-15
Publish date: 2009-07-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2009;6(3):181–186
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Acute myocardial infarction may occur in young people with angiographically normal coronary arteries but the pathophysiology of this condition remains unknown. The possible mechanisms underlying myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries are coronary vasospasm, thrombosis, embolization or minimal atherosclerosis. Smoking is an important predisposing risk factor for myocardial infarction in the presence of normal coronary arteries. We describe a case of acute myocardial infarction in a adolescent female who had normal coronary arteries according to multislice computed tomography coronary angiography results.
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