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Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-01-06
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Primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction in a patient with dextrocardia

Tarvinder S. Dhanjal, Paul Davison, James M. Cotton
Cardiol J 2009;16(2):168-171.

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Vol 16, No 2 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-01-06

Abstract

Dextrocardia is a rare cardiac anomaly in which the heart is located in the right hemithorax. This developmental irregularity can occur in isolation as situs solitus, or in association with situs inversus or situs ambiguous. Although there are reports of coronary angiography in patients with dextrocardia, there are very few reported cases of mechanical intervention. We report a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus who presented with an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and was successfully treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Abstract

Dextrocardia is a rare cardiac anomaly in which the heart is located in the right hemithorax. This developmental irregularity can occur in isolation as situs solitus, or in association with situs inversus or situs ambiguous. Although there are reports of coronary angiography in patients with dextrocardia, there are very few reported cases of mechanical intervention. We report a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus who presented with an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and was successfully treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
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Keywords

acute myocardial infarction; intervention; dextrocardia

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Title

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction in a patient with dextrocardia

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2009)

Pages

168-171

Published online

2009-01-06

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(2):168-171.

Keywords

acute myocardial infarction
intervention
dextrocardia

Authors

Tarvinder S. Dhanjal
Paul Davison
James M. Cotton

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