Patient with atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction due to coronary artery embolism treated with thrombus aspiration

Wojciech Zasada, Stanisław Bartuś, Tadeusz Królikowski, Dariusz Dudek

Abstract

We present the case of a 77 year-old male patient diagnosed with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of anterior wall due to coronary embolism secondary to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The patient was qualified for emergent coronary
angiography and aspiration thrombectomy. Due to lack of atherosclerotic lesions and probable embolic origin of the occlusion of the infarct-related artery, the patient underwent a successful thrombus aspiration procedure without stent implantation,
followed by oral anticoagulant therapy.

Keywords

coronary embolism; myocardial infarction; atrial fibrillation

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