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Journal of Surgery and Trauma 2015, 3(3 and 4): 60-62 Back to browse issues page
Acute Type A Dissection and Acute Inferior MI Complicating Aortic Coarctation: A Case Report
Mohsen Taghavi Shavazi, Ahmad Amouzeshi, Toba Kazemi , Alireza Ehsanbakhsh
Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center, Professor of Cardiology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Aortic coarctation is a rare but dangerous condition. Presence of aortic dissection in addition to coarctation is significantly rarer and more life-threatening. Here, we present a case of acute inferior MI due to aortic dissection complicating a native aortic coarctation.

A 17-year-old boy was admitted to our emergency department due to severe chest pain and loss of consciousness. His electrocardiogram showed ST elevations in Inferior leads proposing an inferior MI. Further evaluations revealed that the patient had been suffering from an underling aortic coarctation complicated by an acute aortic dissection.

For every young person with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, aortic dissection should be considered as a potentially fatal differential diagnosis. Coexistence of aortic coarctation, as an underling and exacerbating factor, should be assessed using appropriate imaging modalities whenever suspected.

Keywords: Aortic Dissection, Aortic Coarctation, Acute Myocardial Infarction
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Received: 2016/09/23 | Accepted: 2017/01/28 | Published: 2017/01/28
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Taghavi Shavazi M, Amouzeshi A, Kazemi T, Ehsanbakhsh A. Acute Type A Dissection and Acute Inferior MI Complicating Aortic Coarctation: A Case Report. Journal of Surgery and Trauma . 2015; 3 (3 and 4) :60-62
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