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J Med Case Rep. 2014 Jun 20;8:214. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-8-214.

Coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome in a 51-year-old man with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report.

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Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara, Turkey. drdemircelik@yahoo.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Treatment of the rare cases of patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with acute coronary syndrome can be a significant problem. The patient in our case report was treated successfully with percutaneous coronary intervention.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 51-year-old man of Turkish origin who had idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura was admitted to our hospital with severe chest pain. His electrocardiography was normal on admission but dynamic ischemic changes were observed during follow-up. He underwent immediate coronary angiography. In his angiography, left anterior descending artery stenosis was 90% together with the diagonal ostium. Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed successfully. Bleeding complications were not observed after the procedure.

CONCLUSIONS:

We report the presence of a rare case of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with acute coronary syndrome. In this situation a serious multidisciplinary approach is required before coronary intervention.

PMID:
24950596
PMCID:
PMC4077221
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-8-214
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