Cardiovascular abnormalities are well-known manifestations of tertiary syphilis infections. Most notable in this regard is syphilitic aortitis, which tends to result in aortic root dilatation and its associated complications. A less common manifestation of syphilitic aortitis is coronary artery ostial narrowing related to aortic wall thickening. Herein, we present the case of a 32-year-old female who died of a myocardial infarct due to coronary artery ostial stenosis secondary to syphilitic aortitis.
- Coronary artery stenosis
- Myocardial infarct
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pharmacology (medical)