Sudden cardiac death due to primary coronary sinus thrombosis

South Med J. 1996 May;89(5):531-3. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199605000-00019.


Coronary sinus thrombosis has been reported only as a complication of cardiac transplantation and right heart catheterization in noninfected patients. We report a case of acute coronary sinus thrombosis occurring in the absence of these procedures and resulting in sudden cardiac death.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coronary Artery Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Thrombosis / complications*
  • Coronary Thrombosis / pathology
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Ischemia / pathology
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / pathology