Myocardial infarction due to coronary artery compression by aortic root abscess.

@article{Dean1993MyocardialID,
  title={Myocardial infarction due to coronary artery compression by aortic root abscess.},
  author={John W. Dean and James Kuo and A Jeffrey Wood},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={165-7}
}
A 44-year-old man with aortic valve disease presented with myocardial ischaemia and ultimately infarction in the presence of suspected endocarditis. Thoracic computerised tomographic scan and coronary arteriography suggested the ischaemia was caused by external compression of the left coronary artery due to an aortic root abscess, later confirmed at surgery. Myocardial ischaemia is an infrequent accompaniment of infective endocarditis and is most commonly due to coexisting coronary disease… CONTINUE READING

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