Acute Myocardial Infarction Requiring Mechanical Bridge to Transplantation in a Patient With Undiagnosed Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Clifton C. Reade, Rohinton J. Morris, Michael A. Acker, Mariell Jessup, Michael K. Banbury, Y. Joseph Woo

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Abstract

We present a young man who sustained an acute myocardial infarction with hemodynamic instability requiring placement of a left ventricular assist device and subsequent cardiac transplantation. Hematologic work-up revealed anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of severe acute heart failure due to anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in which the patient survived through assist device placement and successful transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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