Incidentally Found Situs Inversus with Dextrocardia: Inferior Myocardial Infarction in an 86-Year-Old Woman


Dr. Bartosz Hudzik, M.D., 3rd Department of Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Disease, Curie-Sklodowska 9, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland. Fax: +48 32 2732679; E-mail:


Situs inversus with dextrocardia is a rare condition. Yet, the incidence of atheroclerosis and myocardial infarction in patients with dextrocardia is similar to that in general population. The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction is somewhat tricky and difficult if the dextrocardia is not recognized. We present the electrocardiogram, coronary angiograms, and chest radiogram of a patient with incidentally found situs inversus with dextrocardia.