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Case report
Myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a 45 year-old woman with the prothrombin 20210A mutation – a case report

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Kinga Szydziak-Zwierzyńska
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):162-167.

open access

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-02-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 45-year-old-female who developed myocardial infarction and 6 weeks following first hospitalisation – pulmonary embolism. The disease was probably triggered by hormone replacement therapy. Coronary angioplasty and anticoagulant therapy with unfractioned heparin and acenokumarol were used with success. The woman and her 17-year-old daughter were shown to be heterozygous for prothrombin mutation G20210A. This case shows that trombophilia should be considered in young women with deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, venous thromboembolism or with myocardial infarction especially in women with high-risk factors.

Abstract

We present a case of a 45-year-old-female who developed myocardial infarction and 6 weeks following first hospitalisation – pulmonary embolism. The disease was probably triggered by hormone replacement therapy. Coronary angioplasty and anticoagulant therapy with unfractioned heparin and acenokumarol were used with success. The woman and her 17-year-old daughter were shown to be heterozygous for prothrombin mutation G20210A. This case shows that trombophilia should be considered in young women with deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, venous thromboembolism or with myocardial infarction especially in women with high-risk factors.
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Keywords

prothrombin muation G20210A; myocardial infarction; pulmonary embolism

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Title

Case report
Myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a 45 year-old woman with the prothrombin 20210A mutation – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)

Pages

162-167

Published online

2009-02-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):162-167.

Keywords

prothrombin muation G20210A
myocardial infarction
pulmonary embolism

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Kinga Szydziak-Zwierzyńska

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