ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Double papillary muscle infarction related to right coronary artery occlusion: a case report
Ahmet Ümit Güllü1, Ümit İnce2, Eyüp Murat Ökten1, Muharrem Koçyiğit3, Aleks Değirmencioglu1, Mehmet Hakan Akay1, Şahin Şenay4, Cem Alhan4
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Acıbadem University, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Acıbadem University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6337
Posterior papillary muscle is involved more frequently than the anterior papillary muscle during acute myocardial infarction. However, infarction of both papillary muscles is very rare. In this article, we report a 62-year-old male case with bilateral papillary muscle infarction which was likely related to occlusion of the right coronary artery. Following a successful coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement, the patient was discharged without any complication.
Keywords : Acute myocardial infarction; infarction of papillary muscle; occlusion of right coronary artery
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