We present the case of a 31-year-old patient, without cardiovascular risk factors, without significant pathological or family history of cardiovascular disease, who was diagnosed with severe coronary artery disease, left main bifurcation localization, which required surgical coronary revascularization. The angiographic and intraoperative aspect excluded the most common causes of non-atherosclerotic causes of coronary lesions. Vasculitis was another possible etiology but was also excluded based on the normal clinical examination, negative inflammation markers, lack of diffuse vascular impairment, TPHA and negative VDRL. Prolonged mental stress can lead to accelerated progression of atherosclerosis by inducing endothelial dysfunction, our patient describing a “burnout syndrome” in the last few months. The particularity of the presented case is the severe coronary artery disease in a young patient without discovering the main etiology of the advanced atherosclerotic process.
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Nedelcu, Cristina; Ionescu, Mihaela; Ionescu, Paris; Morosanu, Vitalie; Smarandache, Gabriel; Badiu, Dumitru Cristinel; Gherghiceanu, Florentina; Constantin, Vlad Denis; Merlo, Emanuele Maria; and Niţă, Daniel
"When myocardial infarction is choosing young victims,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 7
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol7/iss2/17