Cardiovascular magnetic resonance of acute myocardial infarction following traumatic coronary artery dissection

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2013 Sep;14(9):669-72. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32833dae93.


Traumatic coronary artery dissection is a very rare cause of myocardial infarction. Occurrence of this condition late in the posttraumatic period is extremely uncommon. We present a case of a young patient with acute myocardial infarction 4 weeks after blunt chest trauma. Coronary angiography showed left anterior descending artery dissection as well as thrombus formation, and multiple small infarctions were shown by cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Thrombosis / therapy
  • Coronary Vessels / injuries*
  • Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Electrocardiography
  • Hockey / injuries
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
  • Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex / antagonists & inhibitors
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications
  • Troponin / blood
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications


  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Platelet Glycoprotein GPIIb-IIIa Complex
  • Troponin