Myocardial infarction in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

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A 52-year-old man was admitted to hospital with chest pain after physical activity. Emergency coronary angiography showed multiple throm-boembolic occlusions in the anterior descen-ding coronary artery and in the right coronary artery. Further testing revealed anticardiolipin and ?2-glicoprotein antibodies (the patient had been diagnosed for ulcerative colitis and poly-myalgia rheumatica). Heparin and nitrate were administered intravenously in addition to oral aspirin and metoprolol. Soon after, the patient referred a withdrawal of chest oppression, and his general clinical condition rapidly stabilised. A follow-up examination was performed 9 months later the discharge: he had resumed most of his activities and sieric concentration of lupus anticoagulant antibodies and anticardiolipin an- tibodies, IgM isotype, were decreased.

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Lazzarini, D. , Morolli, L. , Montomoli, J. and Ioli, G. (2010) Myocardial infarction in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Health, 2, 1085-1086. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.29159.

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