Coronary artery spasm: a rare but important cause of postoperative myocardial infarction.

@article{Guo2008CoronaryAS,
  title={Coronary artery spasm: a rare but important cause of postoperative myocardial infarction.},
  author={Linrui Ray Guo and Mary Lee Myers and Eva L Kuntz},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={994-5}
}
Myocardial infarction that is attributed to native coronary artery spasm in the early postoperative phase has rarely been documented. We report three cases of postoperative myocardial infarction secondary to angiographically demonstrated coronary spasm. Native coronary artery spasm is a rare, but important cause of postoperative ischemia and infarction. Suspicious electrocardiographic changes warrant consideration of transesophageal echocardiography to detect unexpected wall motion… CONTINUE READING
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