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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009, pp. 181-186
Bioline Code: gm09039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009, pp. 181-186

 en Acute myocardial infarction in an adolescent female with normal coronary arteries
Selçoki, Yusuf; Kankılıç, Makbule Nur.; Karanfil, Aydin; Yılmaz, Ömer Çağlar & Eryonucu, Beyhan

Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction may occur in young people with angiographically normal coronary arteries but the pathophysiol-ogy of this condition remains unknown. The possible mechanisms underlying myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries are coronary vasospasm, thrombosis, embolization or minimal ath-erosclerosis. 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.

Keywords
Acute myocardial infarction, normal coronary arteries

 
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