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Non-ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Patient With Essential Thrombocythemia Treated With Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitor: A Case Report.
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PMID:  20724303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) can cause systemic vascular thrombosis but rarely cause obstruction of coronary arteries or acute myocardial infarction (MI). Treatment of acute MI in patients with ET may be a problem due to the important role of platelets in the pathogenesis of infarction. In this report, a 63-year-old man presented with acute chest pain and a greatly increased platelet count. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous tirofiban, a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blocker. Essential thrombocythemia was diagnosed based on bone marrow findings, clinical presentation, and laboratory analysis. Thrombocythemia had been controlled with hydroxyurea.
Zhiyong Zhang; Xinhong Wan; Yuanyuan Liu; Xiangmin Lin; Zhuhua Ni; Xinchun Yang; Lin Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Appl. Thromb. Hemost.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-09-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  532-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Heart Center, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
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