We present the clinical case of a 26-year-old woman, suffering systemic lupus erythematosus for 15 years, who suddenly had coronary heart disease with angina pectoris on mild effort. Thallium 201 exercise test demonstrated clearcut anteroseptal and apical perfusion defects, whereas repeated echocardiography showed a hypokinetic anteroseptal segment; ECG also reported new Q wave in lead V4. After stronger corticosteroid and immunosoppressive treatment, angina pectoris attenuated and perfusion defects disappeared within few months. We hypothesize a coronary artery vasculitis inthe course of systemic lupus erythematosus, probably associated with early coronary artery atherosclerosis.

Critical myocardial ischemia in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus. A case report / Astorri, E.; Ridolo, E.; Dall'Aglio, P. P.; Gavaruzzi, G.; Contini, G. A.; Albertini, D.. - In: MINERVA CARDIOANGIOLOGICA. - ISSN 0026-4725. - 42:7-8(1994), pp. 373-377.

Critical myocardial ischemia in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus. A case report

Astorri E.;Ridolo E.;Dall'Aglio P. P.;Albertini D.
1994

Abstract

We present the clinical case of a 26-year-old woman, suffering systemic lupus erythematosus for 15 years, who suddenly had coronary heart disease with angina pectoris on mild effort. Thallium 201 exercise test demonstrated clearcut anteroseptal and apical perfusion defects, whereas repeated echocardiography showed a hypokinetic anteroseptal segment; ECG also reported new Q wave in lead V4. After stronger corticosteroid and immunosoppressive treatment, angina pectoris attenuated and perfusion defects disappeared within few months. We hypothesize a coronary artery vasculitis inthe course of systemic lupus erythematosus, probably associated with early coronary artery atherosclerosis.
Critical myocardial ischemia in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus. A case report / Astorri, E.; Ridolo, E.; Dall'Aglio, P. P.; Gavaruzzi, G.; Contini, G. A.; Albertini, D.. - In: MINERVA CARDIOANGIOLOGICA. - ISSN 0026-4725. - 42:7-8(1994), pp. 373-377.
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