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Case Reports in Cardiology - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 523023, 7 pages -

Case Report

Seton Hall Cardiology Fellowship Program, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ 07503, USA

Seton Hall Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Received 8 April 2014; Revised 12 June 2014; Accepted 14 June 2014; Published 7 July 2014

Academic Editor: Ramazan Akdemir

Copyright © 2014 Jayanth Koneru et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy or the postpartum period is rare. We report a case of a 39-year-old postpartum woman who developed non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to severe diffuse coronary vasospasm. To our knowledge, this is the first case of angiographically evidenced coronary vasospasm, in a postpartum woman, with resistance to intracoronary nitroglycerin.

Author: Jayanth Koneru, Matthew Cholankeril, Kunal Patel, Fadi Alattar, Ashraf Alqaqa, Hirtaj Virk, Fayez Shamoon, and Mahesh Bikki



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