Left main coronary embolism. journal of invasive cardiology Mejia, V. M., Woo, Y. J., Herrmann, H. C. 2006; 18 (6): 296-?


This is a case of a 58-year-old female with a history of mitral regurgitation who had undergone mitral valve repair and was readmitted in cardiogenic shock with pericardial effusion, and then developed an anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed an embolus in the left main artery which was treated with rheolytic thrombectomy. This represents an uncommon cause of acute myocardial infarction.

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