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Revista médica de Chile

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UGALDE, Héctor; MUNOZ, Macarena; UGALDE, Diego  and  GARCIA, Sebastián. Primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction with an anomalous origin of right coronary artery: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2012, vol.140, n.1, pp.88-92. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872012000100013.

Anomalous origin of coronary arteries is a rare anatomical defect and its association with acute myocardial infarction is unusual. We report a 58-year-old male with ST-Segment elevation. Myocardial infarction of the inferior wall caused by a total occlusion on the proximal third of an anomalous right coronary artery, that was effectively treated with primary angioplasty with stent placement. The patient had a favorable outcome and is asymptomatic after five years of follow up.

Keywords : Angioplasty; Coronary angiography; Coronary stenosi.

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