ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Emergency treatment of thrombus in right coronary artery and aortic root in a newborn with acute myocardial infarction
Hatice Dilek Özcanoğlu1, İsa Özyılmaz2
1Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Başakşehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Başakşehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.21484
Perinatal myocardial infarction caused by aortic root and coronary artery thrombosis in neonatal period is extremely rare and has a gloomy prognosis that may cause devastating complications. A 3-h newborn baby who had acute myocardial infarction findings on postnatal electrocardiography had a thrombus in the aortic root with hyperechogenic right coronary artery region, and impaired right ventricular functions on echocardiography. The patient was urgently operated and thrombus was successfully removed from the aortic root and the right coronary artery. In conclusion, for large thrombi posing a risk for embolization in the aortic root, an urgent surgical thrombectomy procedure should be performed.
Keywords : Aortic root, newborn, right coronary artery, thrombus, treatment
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