We describe a patient with an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Patient was taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory for primary angioplasty. Angiography revealed 100% occluded proximal right coronary artery (RCA). After initial balloon angioplasty of the occluded RCA, a very large mobile thrombus was seen in the proximal RCA. Despite multiple stenting, suctioning through the guide catheter lumen, and intracoronary thrombolytic therapy, the thrombus persisted and migrated proximally after each stenting. However, patient did well despite of persistent large thrombus burden in the proximal RCA on aggressive antithrombotic treatment.
- Coronary thrombus
- Myocardial infarction
- Q wave
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine