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An unusual culprit: simple angioplasty for a complex disease.
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PMID:  24296392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We present the case of an atypical presentation of myelofibrosis presenting with acute inferior-wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Besides cigarette smoking, the patient had no known traditional cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, or a sedentary lifestyle. He, however, had a hypercoagulable state due to a myeloproliferative neoplasm. This demonstrates that the typical presentation of a common emergency condition may involve more complex underlying illness, which when identified, may change the approach to the management of the patient for a more optimal outcome.
Authors:
Nikesh Raj Shrestha; Smriti Karki; Uttar Mainali
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal. nikeshmd@gmail.com.
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