A case of serpentine coronaries and acute myocardial infarction

Shivashankara TH, Jayashree Kharge, T. R. Raghu, Cholenahally N. Manjunath


Microvascular disease is a prominent feature of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and leads to Raynaud’s phenomenon, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and scleroderma renal crisis. The presence of macrovascular disease is less well established, and, in particular, it is not known whether the prevalence of coronary heart disease in SSc is increased. We report a case of SSc who presented with evolved myocardial infarction whose angiogram revealed tortuous coronaries and peripheral arteries. Regional wall motion abnormality was not demonstrated on echocardiography. The microvascular dysfunction and vasospasm of coronaries were responsible for the myocardial infarction.


Tortuous coronaries, Systemic sclerosis, Microvascular dysfunction

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