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Published online: 2007-10-29
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Case report
Oral contraceptive drugs, hyperhomocysteinaemia and cerebral ischaemic events in a 31-year-old woman – a case report

Małgorzata Kołodziej, Halina Brzyżkiewicz, Marianna Janion
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(10):1225-1227.

open access

Vol 65, No 10 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-10-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 31-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital due to recurrent syncope. Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed the presence of an interventricular septum defect with insignificant left-to-right shunt and excluded intracardiac thrombi. Magnetic resonance of brain showed several ischaemic areas of vascular origin. Tests for arrhythmias or vaso-vagal reflex as the causes of syncope were negative. Further examinations revealed hyperhomocysteinaemia which, together with prolonged oral contraceptive treatment, might have caused cerebral arterial thrombosis.

Abstract

We present a case of a 31-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital due to recurrent syncope. Transoesophageal echocardiography revealed the presence of an interventricular septum defect with insignificant left-to-right shunt and excluded intracardiac thrombi. Magnetic resonance of brain showed several ischaemic areas of vascular origin. Tests for arrhythmias or vaso-vagal reflex as the causes of syncope were negative. Further examinations revealed hyperhomocysteinaemia which, together with prolonged oral contraceptive treatment, might have caused cerebral arterial thrombosis.
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Keywords

hyperhomocysteinaemia; oral contraceptive drugs; cerebral arterial thrombosis

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Title

Case report
Oral contraceptive drugs, hyperhomocysteinaemia and cerebral ischaemic events in a 31-year-old woman – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 10 (2007)

Pages

1225-1227

Published online

2007-10-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(10):1225-1227.

Keywords

hyperhomocysteinaemia
oral contraceptive drugs
cerebral arterial thrombosis

Authors

Małgorzata Kołodziej
Halina Brzyżkiewicz
Marianna Janion

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