Jhon S. Correa-Zapata, Department of Cardiology, Fundación Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia
Benito J. Balmaceda, Department of Cardiology, Fundación Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia
Hugo R. Granados, Department of Cardiology, Fundación Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia
Iván D. Rendón, Department of Cardiology, Fundación Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia
Juan P. Peña, Department of Cardiology, Fundación Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia


Coronary artery disease continues to be the leading cause of death in modern society; the most frequent cause is atherosclerosis. There are other causes such as coronary embolism and coronary dissection, among others. This article presents the case of a young patient with acute myocardial infarction in whom a coronary embolism was documented as the cause of infarction.



Keywords: Coronary embolism. Acute coronary syndrome. Atrial fibrillation. Paradoxical embolism.