Identical STEMI Pattern in Two Siblings with Different Risk Factors

DOI: 10.2478/jce-2020-0012


Environmental factors may have an important role in the development of coronary heart disease. However, it is not clearly understood yet how the genetic factors interplay with the environmental ones in the onset of acute myocardial infarction. The early onset of coronary artery disease in cases with a positive family history suggests a certain role of genetic predisposition, but the open question remains: could environmental differences contribute to this predisposition? This case report describes similar coronary angiographic findings of two brothers who developed acute myocardial infarction in their early 40s, after being exposed to different environmental risk factors.