Multiple coronary thromboses in previously normal coronary arteries: a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction

Edward H. Schuster, Stephen C. Achuff, William R. Bell, Bernadine H. Bulkley

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Abstract

This report describes an unusual form of myocardial infarction in a 44-year-old woman who was found to have two proximal coronary artery thrombi with otherwise normal coronary arteries. An interesting feature of her history was that the coronary events occurred in association with thrombocytopenia and heparin treatment. Two other clinical reports of patients who developed thrombocytopenia and myocardial infarction while receiving heparin have been identified,8 and the possibility that these thrombi were secondary to a coagulation abnormality associated with heparin is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican heart journal
Volume99
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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