Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD08 - OD09

Isolated Right Ventricular Infarction Mimicking Anterior ST-Segment Elevation OD08-OD09

Onur Baydar, Veysel Oktay, Ugur Coskun, Ahmet Yildiz, Tevfik Gurmen

Correspondence
Dr. Onur Baydar,
Instructor, Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University,
Haseki, Aksaray 34350, Istanbul/Turkey.
E-mail: dr.onurbaydar@hotmail.com

Acute coronary syndromes in patients with presence of ST-segment elevation in the anterior precordial leads indicates left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion. However, anterior ST-segment elevation has also been described in right ventricular myocardial infarction and is thought to be due to right coronary artery (RCA) occlusion. We present a rare case of isolated RVMI presenting with anterior ST-segment elevation due to proximal occlusion of a right coronary artery that was treated by primary coronary angioplasty. Primary coronary angioplasty and stenting of this artery was performed resulting in resolution of the chest pain and ST- segment elevation.