Acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent female with normal coronary arteries
Yusuf Selçoki 1 * , Makbule Nur Kankılıç 1, Aydın Karanfil 1, Ömer Çağlar Yılmaz 1, Beyhan Eryonucu 1
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1 Department of Cardiology, Fatih University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
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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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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2009 - Volume 6 Issue 3, pp. 181-186

Publication date: 15 Jul 2009

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