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Isolated right ventricular infarction presenting with anterior ST-segment elevation: A case for careful assessment of right ventricular branch occlusion.
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PMID:  22425344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We describe the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with chest pain and ST-segment elevation in the anterior precordial leads (V1-V5) due to proximal occlusion of the right ventricular branch of a codominant right coronary artery. Primary coronary angioplasty and stenting of this branch was performed resulting in resolution of the chest pain and ST-segment elevation. Our description illustrates a case of isolated right ventricular infarction as an uncommon but important differential diagnosis of anterior ST-segment elevation. In addition, it highlights the value of careful review of the angiographic images in this context, as the culprit lesion may be a right ventricular branch occlusion. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary percutaneous coronary intervention treatment of a right ventricular branch occlusion causing isolated acute right ventricular myocardial infarction and anterior ST-segment elevation.
Sérgio Nabais; Victoria Martin-Yuste; Monica Masotti; Manel Sabaté
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0870-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710716     Medline TA:  Rev Port Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Interventional Cardiology Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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