European Journal of Therapeutics
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Coronary Artery Embolism From Prosthetic Aortic Valve Due To Incompliant Use of Warfarin: A Rare Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Coronary Artery Embolism From Prosthetic Aortic Valve Due To Incompliant Use of Warfarin: A Rare Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Eur J Ther 2020; 26: 81-83
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2019.18032
Read: 805 Downloads: 144 Published: 26 November 2019

Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a life-threatening condition for which revascularization should be accessed emergently. Most STEMI cases result from atherosclerotic plaque rupture. However, rare causes such as coronary artery dissection, the vasculitic involvement of the coronary arteries, and coronary artery embolism may result in pathophysiological mechanism. This paper presents the case of a young male patient with subacute anterior STEMI secondary to thrombus embolism from prosthetic aortic valve due to incompliant warfarin use.

How to cite: Canpolat U, Şener YZ, Okşul M, Şahiner ML, Aytemir K. Coronary Embolism from Prosthetic Aortic Valve due to Incompliant Warfarin use: A Rare Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Eur J Ther 2020; 26(1): 81-3.

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