Traumatic total occlusion of left main coronary artery caused by blunt chest trauma

Goktekin O., Unalir A., GÖRENEK B., Kudaiberdieva G., ÇAVUŞOĞLU Y., Melek M., ...More

Journal of Invasive Cardiology, vol.14, no.8, pp.463-465, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.463-465
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Myocardial infarction is a rare complication that can occur immediately after a blunt chest trauma. We report a 36-year-old male who experienced a fatal anterolateral myocardial infarction after a nonpenetrating chest injury sustained in a car accident. Injuries of the coronary arteries associated with blunt chest trauma predominantly affect the left anterior descending artery. This is the first case of traumatic complete occlusion of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) demonstrated by coronary angiography.