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Korean Circ J. 2013 Mar;43(3):196-8. doi: 10.4070/kcj.2013.43.3.196. Epub 2013 Mar 31.

Coronary Slow Flow Phenomenon Leads to ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

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Department of Cardiology, Kutahya Evliya Celebi Education and Research Hospital, Kutahya, Turkey.


The exact etiology of the coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) is not certain. CSFP is not a normal variant as it is an absolutely pathological entity. Furthermore, CSFP not only leads to myocardial ischemia but it can also cause classical acute ST elevation myocardial infarction, which necessitates coronary angiography for a definite diagnosis.


Acute anterior wall myocardial infarction; Slow-flow phenomenon

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