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Acute Myocardial Infarction Caused by Tumor-Associated Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Case Report.
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PMID:  23969495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To describe a case with acute myocardial infarction caused by gastric carcinoma-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 79-year-old man was admitted with abdominal pain and pyrexia. He later developed cardiac complications and microangiopathy that indicated worsening progression. Manifold evidence confirmed the diagnosis of myocardial infarction caused by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. The patient was treated mainly with plasma transfusion incorporated with steroids. Conclusion: This case should remind physicians to consider microangiopathy as a differential diagnosis in patients with unexplained cardiac symptoms or atypical presentation. Early diagnosis and treatment are helpful in decreasing the sequelae of this syndrome. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Jun Wang; Xiaomin Cai; Xunmin Cheng; Ping Song; Shisen Jiang; Jianbin Gong
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0151     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Princ Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8901334     Medline TA:  Med Princ Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Jinling Hospital/Nanjing General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command, Nanjing, China.
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