Primary angioplasty and stenting in a patient with primary antiphospholipid syndrome and thrombocytopenia

Timurkaynak T., CEMRİ M., Özdemir M., Yalçin R., Boyaci B., Çengel A., ...More

Journal of Invasive Cardiology, vol.13, no.5, pp.395-400, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-400
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by venous and arterial thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, stroke and, rarely, acute coronary syndromes. However, there are no data available regarding the management of acute myocardial infarction in primary antiphospholipid syndrome with accompanying severe thrombocytopenia and cardiogenic shock. We describe such a case, which was managed by successful primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent implantation with accompanying immunosuppression therapy.