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

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

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, cilt.17, ss.157-160, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000112972
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.