Acute myocardial infarction due to sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a patient with Behçet's disease

S.J. Jin, H.-S. Mun, S.-J. Chung, M.-C. Park, H.M. Kwon, Y.-S. Hong

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

2008 Vol.26, N°4 ,Suppl.50 - PI 0117, PF 0120
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ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular manifestations have been reported in 7-38% of patients with Behçet`s disease (BD), and mortality occurs in up to 20% of those with marked vascular involvement. Sporadic cases of endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis, acute myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm, ventricular thrombosis, congestive cardiomyopathy, and valvular dysfunction have been reported. Here we report a case of acute myocardial infarction that resulted from the compression of coronary arteries by a sinus of Valsalva aneur-ysm in a patient with BD.

PMID: 19026129 [PubMed]