Syphilitic coronary artery ostial stenosis resulting in acute myocardial infarction and death

Jamie L W Kennedy, Jeffrey J. Barnard, Joseph A. Prahlow

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Aortitis
  • Coronary artery stenosis
  • Myocardial infarct
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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