Login | Users Online: 624  
Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us
 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Recurrent myocardial infarction in a case of congenital Afibrinogenemia


Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Soumya Patra
Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 069, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.132141

Rights and Permissions

Afibrinogenemia is a rare autosomal recessive bleeding disorder with an estimated prevalence of 1:1,000,000. Usual presentation of this disorder is spontaneous bleeding, bleeding after minor trauma and excessive bleeding during interventional procedures. Paradoxically, few patients with afibrinogenemia may also suffer from severe thromboembolic complications. The management of these patients is particularly challenging because they are not only at risk of thrombosis but also of bleeding. We are presenting a case of 33-year-old male patient of congenital afibrinogenemia who had two episodes myocardial infarction in a span of two years. The patient was managed conservatively with antiplatelet therapy and thrombolytic therapy was not given due to high risk for bleeding.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed6106    
    Printed50    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded112    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal