Vol 61, No 10 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome - a case report

Jolanta B. Prokop, Marcin Witkowski, Włodzimierz J. Musiał, Izabella Domysławska, Paweł Kralisz, Stanisław Sierakowski
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(10):367-369.
Vol 61, No 10 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome - a case report: A case of a 24-year-old female patient with a secondary antiphospholipid syndrome is described. She had a history of pulmonary embolism occurring after miscarriage. One month later she was admitted to the hospital due to acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed distal occlusions in the left anterior descending and left circumflex coronary arteries. Angioplasty was not effective. She received thrombolysis, heparin and finally improved after administration of high doses of corticosteroids. She was discharged from hospital, however, died four weeks later. The treatment and complications of the antiphospholipid syndrome are discussed.

Abstract

Myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome - a case report: A case of a 24-year-old female patient with a secondary antiphospholipid syndrome is described. She had a history of pulmonary embolism occurring after miscarriage. One month later she was admitted to the hospital due to acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed distal occlusions in the left anterior descending and left circumflex coronary arteries. Angioplasty was not effective. She received thrombolysis, heparin and finally improved after administration of high doses of corticosteroids. She was discharged from hospital, however, died four weeks later. The treatment and complications of the antiphospholipid syndrome are discussed.
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Keywords

antiphospholipid syndrome - acute myocardial infarction - pulmonary embolism

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Title

Myocardial infarction in a 24-year-old woman with secondary antiphospholipid syndrome - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 10 (2004)

Pages

367-369

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(10):367-369.

Keywords

antiphospholipid syndrome - acute myocardial infarction - pulmonary embolism

Authors

Jolanta B. Prokop
Marcin Witkowski
Włodzimierz J. Musiał
Izabella Domysławska
Paweł Kralisz
Stanisław Sierakowski

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