A tale of two culprits: a case report
Keywords:ST- elevation myocardial infarction, Acute coronary syndrome, Multiple culprit lesions
Acute thrombotic closure of more than one coronary artery causing STEMI is an infrequent finding in coronary angiography during primary angioplasty in myocardial infarction (PAMI). We presented a case of 37 years old male with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (IWMI) with complete heart block (CHB) with left ventricular failure (LVF). Coronary angiography showed thrombotic occlusion in right coronary artery (RCA) and circumflex arteries. Clinical condition improved only after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of both arteries. Given this unique presentation, the best management is not standardized. Further studies are needed to better predict outcomes and guide future management.
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