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Letter to the Editor: Acute myocardial infarction in a young patient with bicuspid aortic valve [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(7): 519-520

Letter to the Editor: Acute myocardial infarction in a young patient with bicuspid aortic valve

Andreas Yiangou Andreou
Department of Cardiology, Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is associated with a primary aortopathy with the histopathological phenotype of cystic medial degeneration that leads to complications such as aneurysm and dissection. Yet, dissections in other arterial beds may be a feature of this disease. Aortocervical and spontaneous coronary artery dissections have been reported in such a setting. The present report discusses aspects of the pathophysiology of the arterial complications of BAV disease as well as how this disease process could potentially involve the coronary arteries and lead to complications, specifically spontaneous dissection.

Keywords: bicuspid aortic valve, acute myocardial infarction, spontaneous coronary artery dissection

How to cite this article
Andreas Yiangou Andreou. Letter to the Editor: Acute myocardial infarction in a young patient with bicuspid aortic valve. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010; 38(7): 519-520

Corresponding Author: Andreas Yiangou Andreou, Cyprus
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