Severe pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction complicated with pericarditis after percutaneous coronary intervention: A case report

World J Clin Cases. 2022 Apr 6;10(10):3222-3231. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i10.3222.


BACKGROUND: Cases of severe pneumonia complicated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with good prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are rare, especially those with postoperative pericarditis and intestinal obstruction.

CASE SUMMARY: A 53-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital because of paroxysmal chest tightness for 4 d, aggravated with chest pain for 12 h. The symptoms, electrocardiography, biochemical parameters, echocardiography and chest computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of severe pneumonia complicated with AMI. The patient was treated with antiplatelet aggregation, anticoagulation, lipid regulation, vasodilation, anti-infective agents and direct PCI. The patient was discharged after 3 wk of treatment. Follow-up showed that the patient was asymptomatic without recurrence.

CONCLUSION: For patients with severe pneumonia complicated with AMI, PCI and antibiotic therapy is a life-saving strategy.

PMID:35647136 | PMC:PMC9082686 | DOI:10.12998/wjcc.v10.i10.3222