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.


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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