Myocardial infarction in a youngster due to giant coronary aneurysm

Sajid Dhakam, Nasir Rahman

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A 22-year old male presented with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction. Coronary angiogram revealed normal left coronary arteries and a giant coronary aneurysm in Right coronary artery (RCA). Primary angioplasty of RCA was performed. Large thrombus burden was retrieved with aspiration device and coronary flow restored. However, despite best efforts some thrombus remained and decision to stent was deferred to a later date. Dimensions of aneurysm on quantitative coronary angiogram were 15 mm in width and 46 mm in length. Two weeks later coronary angiogram revealed normal flow in RCA without any angiographically visible thrombus. PCI was performed with two 3.0 x 28 mm Covered stents, Graft Master (JoStent) deployed across the aneurysm, overlapping each other. This completely sealed the aneurysm and intravascular ultrasound confirmed no leakage through the covered stents. Patient remains asymptomatic 2 months post procedure on triple antiplatelet therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-529
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Aneurysm-coronary
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention


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