Double papillary muscle infarction related to right coronary artery occlusion: A case report

Gullu A. Ü., Ince Ü., Okten E. M., Kocyigit M., Degirmencioglu A., Akay M. H., ...More

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.21, no.4, pp.1057-1060, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Posterior papillary muscle is involved more frequently than the anterior papillary muscle during acute myocardial infarction. However, infarction of both papillary muscles is very rare. In this article, we report a 62-year-old male case with bilateral papillary muscle infarction which was likely related to occlusion of the right coronary artery. Following a successful coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement, the patient was discharged without any complication.