Simultaneous Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Isolated Septal Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient

  • Claudia Burkhardt Université de Lausanne, Lausanne
  • Eric Eeckhout Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne
  • Salah Dine Qanadli Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne
  • John-David Aubert Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne
  • Jean-Marc Meier Cabinet de Cardiologie, Montreux, Switzerland

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism, Incidental, Isolated septal myocardial infarction, Myocardial infarction in the young

Abstract

We report here the case of a young patient with a simultaneous isolated septal myocardial infarction (MI) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
The aim was to describe a rare clinical entity and to explain why these two pathologies were present at the same time in a young patient.

A review of literature was established. An interventional cardiologist, an interventional radiologist and a lung specialist were consulted.
The diagnostic workup revealed only heterozygous Factor Leiden V mutation. This presentation was probably fortuitous, but worth reporting to our opinion. 

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  • Published: 2016-09-28

    Issue: Vol 3 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Burkhardt, C., Eeckhout, E., Qanadli, S., Aubert, J.-D., & Meier, J.-M. (2016). Simultaneous Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Isolated Septal Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000436