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Revista argentina de cardiología

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BORNANCINI, Norberto et al. Unusual Presentation of Takayasu Arteritis with Myocardial Infarction. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2013, vol.81, n.4, pp.363-366. ISSN 1850-3748.

Unusual Presentation of Takayasu Arteritis with Myocardial Infarction Takayasu arteritis is characterized by granulomatous inflammation that predominantly affects the aorta and its branches. The clinical presentation may be varied, depending on the affected artery. The diagnosis is based on six clinical criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology, and is confirmed by the presence of three or more of these criteria. The cases of Takayasu arteritis presenting with acute myocardial infarction are rare. This presentation describes the case of a 30 year old patient who was admitted to our hospital with diagnosis of acute anterior wall myocardial infarction, which required primary angioplasty in the anterior descending artery.

Keywords : Takayasu´s Arteritis; Myocardial Infarction; Vasculitis.

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