Acute myocardial infarction due to polyarteritis nodosa in a young female patient

Jin Wi, Hyun Hee Choi, Chan Joo Lee, Taehoon Kim, Sanghoon Shin, Young Guk Ko, Yangsoo Jang, Yong Bum Park, Young Joo Kwon

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Coronary artery aneurysms are uncommon, are usually associated with atherosclerosis, and rarely involve all three major coronary arteries. The present report describes a rare case of a young female patient presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Coronary angiography revealed multiple severe aneurysmal and stenotic changes. Based on clinical feature and angiographic findings, it was strongly suspected that the patient had polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) complicated by AMI. The patient was treated with standard cardiac medications and immunosuppressive agents and has remained stable without further complications during a follow-up period of 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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