Coronary Embolism from Prosthetic Aortic Valve due to Incompliant Warfarin Use: A Rare Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome


CANPOLAT U., ŞENER Y. Z., OKŞUL M., ŞAHİNER M. L., AYTEMİR K.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.26, no.1, pp.81-83, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjther.2019.18032
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-83
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a life-threatening condition for which revascularization should be accessed emergently. Most STEMI cases result from atherosclerotic plaque rupture. However, rare causes such as coronary artery dissection, the vasculitic involvement of the coronary arteries, and coronary artery embolism may result in pathophysiological mechanism. This paper presents the case of a young male patient with subacute anterior STEMI secondary to thrombus embolism from prosthetic aortic valve due to incompliant warfarin use.