Takayasu Arteritis Presenting as Anterior Myocardial Infarction [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2001; 29(3): 191-194

Takayasu Arteritis Presenting as Anterior Myocardial Infarction

Sait ALAN1, Mehmet Sıddık ÜLGEN1, A. Aziz KARADEDE1, Bircan ALAN2, Nizamettin TOPRAK1
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Takayasu arteritis is a rarely encountered arteritis that involves aorta, Jeads to the its ınajor branches and pulınonary arteries. The disease ınay frequently occlusion or aneurysnı atic dilatation of the involved segment. In spite of frequent i n volveınen t of renal arteries, coronary in vol veınent is rare, but ınay lead to serious co ınplica ti o n s . A fo rty-year old patient with Takayasu arteritis admitted to our clinic due to acute anterior myocardial infarct ion, accompanied by severe hypertension that was taken into control fo llowing renal angioplasty. We present this case to emphasize that Takayasu arteritis is ararely encountered disease which may lead to acute myocard ial infarction

Keywords: Angioplasty, Takayasu Arteritis, myocardial infarction, renal arter stenosis.

How to cite this article
Sait ALAN, Mehmet Sıddık ÜLGEN, A. Aziz KARADEDE, Bircan ALAN, Nizamettin TOPRAK. Takayasu Arteritis Presenting as Anterior Myocardial Infarction. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2001; 29(3): 191-194
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