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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 198594, 4 pages
Case Report

Acute Thrombotic Occlusion of Right Coronary and Left Circumflex Coronary Arteries in a Patient with Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Successful Stent Implantation

1Cardiology Department, Atakalp Heart Hospital, 1418 sk, no.18 Kahramanlar, 35200 Izmir, Turkey
2Cardiology Department, İzmir Military Hospital, 35600 Izmir, Turkey

Received 20 September 2010; Revised 9 October 2010; Accepted 19 October 2010

Academic Editor: T. A. Salerno

Copyright © 2010 Serdar Biceroglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare disorder. Acute myocardial infarction is uncommon among these patients. Here we report a case of a 44-year-old man with antiphospholipid syndrome admitted for acute inferior myocardial infarction. Performed coronary angiography revealed that both the right coronary and the left circumflex coronary arteries were occluded by thrombi. We successfully performed primary angioplasty and stent implantation for both of the occluded coronary arteries. In the literature, this is the first case with antiphospholipid syndrome in which primary coronary angioplasty with stent implantation was successfully performed for two coronary arteries with acute thrombotic occlusion.