Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105--108

Mycotic coronary aneurysm: A rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention


Susheel K Malani, Pratik Satyajit Wadhokar, Rajendra V Patil, Digvijay D Nalawade 
 Department of Cardiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Pratik Satyajit Wadhokar
D-28, Emirates Hills, Somatane Phata, Off Mumbai-Pune Highway, Tal-Maval, Pune - 410 506, Maharashtra
India

Coronary artery aneurysms are extremely rare, major causative factors associated with this condition are atherosclerosis, trauma, connective tissue disorders, vasculitis, idiopathic, mycotic, and congenital. We present a case of a 49-year-old male who underwent primary angioplasty for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and presented with chest pain, fresh ST elevation, and fever after 10 days of the index procedure. The patient was suspected to have subacute stent thrombosis along with some infective pathology. However, work up did not reveal any systemic localization, and blood cultures were negative. Coronary angiogram showed aneurysm of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) with Grade 3 thrombus in the proximal part of stent with thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) II antegrade flow. A two-dimensional echo revealed mild left ventricular dysfunction with moderate pericardial effusion. Cardiac positron emission tomography scan confirmed the suspicion of a stent-related mycotic aneurysm. Therefore, the patient was managed with intravenous antibiotics, antiplatelets, and low-molecular-weight heparin, followed by newer oral anticoagulants.


How to cite this article:
Malani SK, Wadhokar PS, Patil RV, Nalawade DD. Mycotic coronary aneurysm: A rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2022;8:105-108


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Malani SK, Wadhokar PS, Patil RV, Nalawade DD. Mycotic coronary aneurysm: A rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];8:105-108
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