Isolated right ventricular infarction - An uncommon cause of acute anterior ST segment elevation

Anthony A. Hilliard, Vuyisile T. Nkomo, Verghese Mathew, Abhiram Prasad

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We describe a case of isolated right ventricular myocardial infarction as the cause of anterior precordial lead ST segment elevation. This case illustrates that anterior ST segment elevation may occur with occlusion of the right coronary artery. It is important to recognize this scenario as the treatment of right ventricular myocardial infarction differs from that of left ventricular myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e51-e53
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 20 2009



  • Mycocardial infarction
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Right ventricle
  • ST segment elevation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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