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Myocardial infarction following recombinant tissue plasminogen activator treatment for acute ischemic stroke: a dangerous complication.
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PMID:  22931992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Thrombolysis with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is currently an approved therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) immediately following t-PA treatment for stroke is a rare but serious complication. A case of acute myocardial infarction (MI) following IV t-PA infusion for acute stroke was observed. This is a 52-year-old male with a known history of hypertension and chest pain, who subsequently developed MI four hours after IV t-PA was administered for acute ischemic stroke. The disruption of intra-cardiac thrombus and subsequent embolization to the coronary arteries may be an important mechanism. In addition, spontaneous recanalization of infarct-related arteries may be associated with greater myocardial salvage and better prognosis.
Zhi-Gang Zhou; Rui-Lan Wang; Kang-Long Yu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2775-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 201620, China.
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