Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58--61

Aortic regurgitation as a risk factor for coronary embolization from complex atheromatous aortic plaques: A clinical case


Vito Maurizio Parato, Alfredo Cardinali, Michele Scarano 
 Department of Emergency, Cardiology Unit, Madonna del Soccorso Hospital, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Vito Maurizio Parato
ASUR/AV5 - Cardiology Unit, Madonna del Soccorso Hospital, 3-7, Via Manara, 63074 San Benedetto del Tronto
Italy

Patients with mobile aortic arch atheroma and severe aortic regurgitation may be at higher risk of systemic embolism. We report the case of a 68-year-old male patient with complex aortic arch plaque with superimposed thrombus, in which an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction occurred. In the reported case, coronary embolism may have been caused by flaked aortic plaque and/or superimposed thrombus, which was possibly carried by aortic regurgitation flow. It is a very rare mechanism by which a coronary embolism is possible from an aortic complex plaque.


How to cite this article:
Parato VM, Cardinali A, Scarano M. Aortic regurgitation as a risk factor for coronary embolization from complex atheromatous aortic plaques: A clinical case.J Cardiovasc Echography 2019;29:58-61


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Parato VM, Cardinali A, Scarano M. Aortic regurgitation as a risk factor for coronary embolization from complex atheromatous aortic plaques: A clinical case. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 20 ];29:58-61
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