SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a sudden occlusion of blood supply to cardiac muscle in the setting of atherosclerosis. Atrial fibrillation can cause a demand-supply mismatch leading to cardiac injury in the setting of rapid ventricular rate, however an embolic event to the coronary arteries secondary to atrial fibrillation is extremely rare, more so in the presence of anticoagulation. We present a unique case of coronary thromboembolic infarction in a patient with atrial fibrillation who failed anticoagulation with rivaroxaban.