01 March 2006
Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(3): CS24-26 :: ID: 447114
Background: Acute myocardial infarction is a rare complication of mitralstenosis. Acute myocardial infarction in the setting of severe unrecognized mitral stenosis has not beendescribed. Case Report: A 47-year-old-woman was admitted to our department for chest pain typical ofmyocardial infarction. Electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in leads II, III, and aVF and atrialfibrillation. Creatine kinase level was elevated to 268 U/L. The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarctionof the inferior wall was established. The patient reported breathlessness after physical exertion overthe last 2 years; however, she had not sought medical help and was unaware of her heart disease. Transthoracicechocardiography showed severe mitral stenosis (surface mitral valve area
Keywords: Follow-Up Studies, Time Factors, Simvastatin - therapeutic use, Nadroparin - therapeutic use, Myocardial Infarction - diagnosis, Mitral Valve Stenosis - ultrasonography, Metoprolol - therapeutic use, Hydrochlorothiazide - therapeutic use, Anti-Arrhythmia Agents - therapeutic use, Fibrinolytic Agents - therapeutic use, Electrocardiography, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Diuretics - therapeutic use, Atrial Fibrillation - diagnosis, Aspirin - therapeutic use, Anticoagulants - therapeutic use, Anticholesteremic Agents - therapeutic use, Analgesics - therapeutic use
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