Curious Case of Myocardial Infarction Caused by Lung AbscessCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Akshyaya Pradhan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Lung abscess is a necrotizing infection of lung parenchyma with pus collection usually due to pyogenic organism. Embolic complications involving cardiac structures are extremely rare. Type 2 Myocardial Infarction (MI) denotes myocardial injury and necrosis secondary to coronary spasm, embolus, anaemia, hypotension, respiratory failure, etc. without obvious coronary artery disease. We report a case of type 2 MI complicating lung abscess which posed multiple challenges in diagnosis and management. On one hand, use of anti-ischemic therapy for MI enhances the risk of bleeding (haemoptysis) while on the other hand interrupting them to minimize bleeding predisposes to risk of thrombotic events.
Coronary angiography, Embolic phenomenon, Lung parenchyma
Jyoti Bajpai, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Akshyaya Pradhan, Surya Kant, Ayush Jain. CURIOUS CASE OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION CAUSED BY LUNG ABSCESS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 22 ]; 13:OD01-OD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 26, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Oct 05, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 26, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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