Unusual Presentation of Takayasu Arteritis with Myocardial Infarction

Norberto Raúl Bornancini, Gabriel Pérez Baztarrica, Emmanuel Corvalán, Juan Arellano, Flavio Salvaggio


Takayasu arteritis is characterized by a granulomatous inflammation that primarilyaffects the aorta and its branches. The clinical presentation may be varied,depending on vascular conditions. The diagnosis is based on six clinical criteriaestablished by the American College of Rheumatology and confirmed by the presenceof three or more of these criteria. The cases of Takayasu arteritis presentingwith acute myocardial infarction are rare. This presentation describes the case of a30 year old patient who was admitted to our hospital with diagnosis of acute anteriorwall myocardial infarction, which required primary angioplasty in the anteriordescending artery.


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