Coronary artery spasm as a cause for myocardial infarction in patients with systemic inflammatory disease.

Albeit infrequently, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been reported to occur in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (SID) such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis andmyositis. Little is known about the pathogenic mechanisms of AMI in such patients. Here we report two… CONTINUE READING