Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Peripartum acute anterior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: An uncommon presentation of acute aortic dissection||Authors:||Omar, A.R.
|Keywords:||Acute anterior myocardial infarction
Cystic medial degeneration
|Issue Date:||Oct-2007||Citation:||Omar, A.R., Goh, W.-P., Lim, Y.-T. (2007-10). Peripartum acute anterior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: An uncommon presentation of acute aortic dissection. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 36 (10) : 854-856. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Introduction: Atherosclerotic coronary artery thrombosis is the most common cause of acute myocardial infarction. Clinical Picture: A 30-year-old lady presented with acute peripartum massive anterior ST segment myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. This was due to acute Stanford type A aortic dissection with the intimai flap occluding the left coronary ostium. The initial diagnosis was not apparent. Echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis. Treatment and Outcome: She underwent emergency surgical repair (Bentall procedure). Pathology confirmed underlying idiopathic cystic medial degeneration. Conclusion: A high index of clinical suspicion is required in acute myocardial infarction presenting without traditional cardiovascular risk factors.||Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131530||ISSN:||03044602|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on May 22, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.