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Fatal cardiac arrhythmia in a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16775439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a well-recognized syndrome with typical diagnostic features, has been implicated in rare causes of sudden death. Involvement of TTP on the myocardium and cardiac conduction system has been characterized, but the consequences related to these effects are infrequently reported. The outcome is almost always death, thus underscoring the need for early detection and therapy. A case is reported of a 36-year-old man who suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia related to intramyocardial hemorrhage with a diagnosis of TTP established by postmortem examination.
Authors:
Paul O Arnold; Daniel Klink; Adam K Holmes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  331     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-15     Completed Date:  2006-07-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0509, USA. Poarnold@hsc.vcu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology*,  pathology
Cardiomyopathies / complications*,  etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Hemorrhage / complications*,  etiology
Humans
Male
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / complications*,  diagnosis*,  pathology

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