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Myocardial infarction complicating postsplenectomy thrombocytosis, with early left ventricular mural thrombus formation and cerebral embolism--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8424587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thrombocytosis is a rare cause of ischemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with intrinsically normal coronary and cerebral vasculature. This report details the occurrence of inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI) consequent upon postsplenectomy thrombocytosis in a thirty-four-year-old man with angiographically normal coronary arteries. The MI was complicated by early left ventricular mural thrombus formation and embolic cerebral infarction. Combined anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy was required to prevent the recurrence of ischemic events.
Y T Tai; Y L Yu; C P Lau; P C Fong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-24     Completed Date:  1993-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Diseases / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
Splenectomy / adverse effects*
Thrombocytosis / etiology*
Thrombosis / etiology*,  ultrasonography

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