Acute coronary stenosis in a young man with Behcet's syndrome

Erbilen E., Albayrak E. S. , Gülcan E., F T., Özhan H., Yazıcı M., ...More

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, vol.17, no.2, pp.157-160, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000112972
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-160


Objective: To present a case of myocardial infarction due to Behcet's syndrome. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 27-year-old man who was known to have Behcet's syndrome for 1 year presented with retrosternal fluctuating chest pain, which radiated to the epigastrium 5 h prior to admission. Coronary angiography showed total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which was successfully treated with coronary stent implantation. Conclusion: This case shows that patients with Behcet's syndrome who had acute chest pain should be thoroughly examined for any signs of acute myocardial infarction. Copyright (C) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.