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Recurrent Episodes of Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Paradoxical Coronary Artery Embolism

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Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London SE18 4QH, UK
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Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust, Redhill RH1 5RH, UK
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Cardiogenetics 2022, 12(3), 246-252; https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030023
Received: 23 March 2022 / Revised: 18 July 2022 / Accepted: 26 July 2022 / Published: 3 August 2022
Coronary artery embolism is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction, attributed to approximately 10% of all paradoxical embolisms. It is a condition that should be considered in patients who present with chest pain and have a low overall risk of coronary heart disease. A major risk of coronary artery embolism is the existence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO), which can be shown on bubble transthoracic echocardiography. Here we describe a case report of a 68-year-old Caucasian lady who presented with recurrent episodes of myocardial infarction secondary to a paradoxical coronary artery embolism which was likely due to a PFO. We emphasize the need for more research on the role of PFO percutaneous device closure compared to just medical therapy in those with recurrent episodes of acute myocardial infarction secondary to paradoxical coronary artery embolism. This, in turn, should provide clearer guidance in managing such patients with high risk of mortality. View Full-Text
Keywords: patent foramen ovale; coronary artery embolism; stroke patent foramen ovale; coronary artery embolism; stroke
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Singh, M.; Gomes, A.T.; Hill, P.; Saha, A. Recurrent Episodes of Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Paradoxical Coronary Artery Embolism. Cardiogenetics 2022, 12, 246-252. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030023

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Singh M, Gomes AT, Hill P, Saha A. Recurrent Episodes of Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Paradoxical Coronary Artery Embolism. Cardiogenetics. 2022; 12(3):246-252. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030023

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Singh, Mita, Ana Teresa Gomes, Paul Hill, and Ansuman Saha. 2022. "Recurrent Episodes of Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Paradoxical Coronary Artery Embolism" Cardiogenetics 12, no. 3: 246-252. https://doi.org/10.3390/cardiogenetics12030023

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