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


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


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 SD, Aubert J-D, Meier J-M. Simultaneous Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Isolated Septal Myocardial Infarction in a Young Patient. EJCRIM 2016;3 doi:10.12890/2016_000436.