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Acute myocardial ischaemia in the presence of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: what are the treatment options?
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PMID:  16597267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We describe a case of severe myocardial ischaemia in the setting of thrombotic thrombocytopoenic purpura (TTP). In this report, we discuss the potential difficulties in the diagnosis and management of acute myocardial ischaemia with TTP, particularly relating to the use of antiplatelet agents. We also highlight the importance of careful monitoring during plasma exchange for TTP when acute myocardial ischaemia is present. The potential role for novel therapies in the management of TTP related myocardial ischaemia is also discussed.
M Fanshawe; B Venkatesh; R J Boots
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1441-2772     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Resusc     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-06     Completed Date:  2006-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888170     Medline TA:  Crit Care Resusc     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Intensive Care Facility, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland.
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