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Very late coronary spasm inducing acute myocardial infarction in a heart transplant recipient

Santoro, Francesco; Lopizzo, Agostino; Centola, Antonio; Cuculo, Andrea; Ruggiero, Antonio; Di Biase, Matteo; Brunetti, Natale Daniele

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: December 2016 - Volume 17 - Issue - p e235–e236
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000000049
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We report coronary angio findings of very late (10-year) coronary spasm inducing acute myocardial infarction with typical chest pain in a heart transplant recipient. Coronary spasm was promptly relieved by intra-coronary infusion of nitrates.

Cardiology Department, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Correspondence to Natale Daniele Brunetti, MD, PhD, FESC, Assistant Professor, Cardiology Department, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy Tel: +39 03389112358; fax: +39 0881745424; e-mail: natale.brunetti@unifg.it

Received 21 June, 2013

Revised 18 February, 2014

Accepted 18 February, 2014

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