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Recurrent acute myocardial infarction as an initial manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome: treatment and management.
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PMID:  24911451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The antiphosholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder, characterized by the presence of vascular thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity in a patient with positive laboratory tests for antiphospholipid antibodies. The patients with APS are in the high risk of rethrombosis. We report the case of 43-year-old female presenting with recurrent acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation because of recurrent coronary thrombosis in coronary left anterior descending artery (LAD) and circumflex coronary artery (Cx) resulting in four percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), associated with the presence of plasma antiphospholipid antibodies. Patient received seven stents to LAD and the aspiration of thrombus from Cx artery was performed. Pharmacotherapy included full antithrombotic treatment consisted with antiplatelet drugs such as: aspirin, clopidogrel followed by prasugrel, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists and anticoagulants such as heparin followed by warfarin as well as steroids. At 1-year follow-up, controlled coronary angiography confirmed the good effect of PCI without any signs of stenosis or rethrombosis and highlighted the important role of antithrombotic treatment in patients with APS.
Authors:
Anna Smukowska-Gorynia; Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela; Aleksander Araszkiewicz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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