CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 536–537 | Cite as

Acute Myocardial Infarction Due to Spontaneous Dissection of the Right Coronary Artery in a Young Male

  • Dimitris P. PapadopoulosEmail author
  • Ioannis Moyssakis
  • Alexandros Perakis
  • Andreas Athanasiou
  • Sophia Anagnostopoulou
  • Ioannis Benos
  • Vassilios E. Votteas


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction. We report a case of a 33-year-old male who presented with an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography performed 3 hours after the episode revealed a dissection involving the middle segment of right coronary artery. Because of a spiral form of dissection and the TIMI 3 flow grade, our patient was treated medically and repeat coronary angiography 6 months later was decided.

Key words: Right coronary artery—Acute myocardial infarction—Spontaneous dissection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris P. Papadopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioannis Moyssakis
    • 1
  • Alexandros Perakis
    • 1
  • Andreas Athanasiou
    • 1
  • Sophia Anagnostopoulou
    • 2
  • Ioannis Benos
    • 1
  • Vassilios E. Votteas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGreece
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Athens Medical SchoolGreece

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