Coronary artery stenosis in Reiter's syndrome: a complication of aortitis

J Rheumatol. 1994 Apr;21(4):757-9.


Seronegative spondyloarthritis may be complicated by a variety of cardiac lesions including aortitis. We describe a patient with Reiter's syndrome who presented with angina and new onset heart murmurs. Cardiac catheterization revealed myocardial ischemia and aortic insufficiency. Our patient underwent bypass surgery with aortic valve replacement. Severe narrowing of the coronary ostia was noted and aortitis was documented by pathologic examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortitis / complications*
  • Aortitis / etiology
  • Aortitis / pathology
  • Arthritis, Reactive / complications*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / etiology*
  • Coronary Disease / surgery
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography