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Case report
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with myocardial ischaemia: two case reports

Miłosz Jankowski, Jan Sznajd, Wojciech Szczeklik, Paweł Maga, Wojciech Węgrzyn, Wiesław Królikowski, Rafał Niżankowski, Andrzej Szczeklik
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(9):966-968.

open access

Vol 66, No 9 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is mainly perceived by cardiologists as a rare complication of ticlopidine or clopidogrel treatment. However, this life-threatening disease is provoked not only by antiplatelet drugs and may lead to myocardial ischaemia and necrosis caused by microvascular thrombosis and anaemia. We present two thienopiridine-naive patients who had acquired TTP and myocardial ischaemia, and were successfully treated by plasma exchanges.

Abstract

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is mainly perceived by cardiologists as a rare complication of ticlopidine or clopidogrel treatment. However, this life-threatening disease is provoked not only by antiplatelet drugs and may lead to myocardial ischaemia and necrosis caused by microvascular thrombosis and anaemia. We present two thienopiridine-naive patients who had acquired TTP and myocardial ischaemia, and were successfully treated by plasma exchanges.
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Keywords

thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; myocardial ischaemia; plasma exchange therapy

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Title

Case report
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with myocardial ischaemia: two case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 9 (2008)

Pages

966-968

Published online

2008-09-30

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(9):966-968.

Keywords

thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
myocardial ischaemia
plasma exchange therapy

Authors

Miłosz Jankowski
Jan Sznajd
Wojciech Szczeklik
Paweł Maga
Wojciech Węgrzyn
Wiesław Królikowski
Rafał Niżankowski
Andrzej Szczeklik

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