Methodist Journal

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ISSUE INTRO

The Burgeoning Field of Cardio-Oncology

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RECOGNITIONS

Barry H. Trachtenberg Leads Issue on Cardio-Oncology

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Heart Failure in Relation to Anthracyclines and Other Chemotherapies

Heart Failure in Relation to Tumor-Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies

The Role of Cardiovascular Imaging and Serum Biomarkers in Identifying Cardiotoxicity Related to Cancer Therapeutics

Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Cardiovascular Toxicities of Radiation Therapy

Electrophysiologic Complications in Cancer Patients

Vascular Toxicity in Patients with Cancer: Is There a Recipe to Clarify Treatment?

Future Directions in Cardio-Oncology

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do Not Pass Flow: Microvascular Obstruction on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance After Reinfarction Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 12, Issue 3 (2016)

Article Abstract

Metastatic Breast Carcinoma to the Coronaries: A Rare Cause of Acute Myocardial Infarction


Article Citation:

Bhojwani N, Harwani A, Hartman JB, Partovi S, Gilkeson RC. Metastatic Breast Carcinoma to the Coronaries: A Rare Cause of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2016;12(3):179-182.

doi: https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-3-179

Abstract

A 63-year-old female with a history of invasive ductal breast carcinoma presented to the emergency department with symptoms characteristic of myocardial infarction. Electrocardiography showed sinus tachycardia and ST elevations in leads II, III, and aVF, consistent with inferior wall myocardial infarction. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis with intravenous contrast demonstrated widespread intrathoracic metastatic disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast revealed obstruction of the left ventricular (LV) outflow tract by an LV mass. Cardiac MRI enabled detection of a rare case of myocardial infarction secondary to tumor emboli and intracavitary LV metastasis. This case report emphasizes the role of cross-sectional imaging including CT and cardiac MRI for unusual causes of myocardial infarction, particularly when associated with neoplastic processes.

Keywords
ST elevation , cardiac MRI , myocardial infarction