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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 854682, 4 pages
Case Report

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Young Female with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Case Report and Review

Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Adıvar cad. 34096 Haseki, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 16 December 2009; Revised 25 January 2010; Accepted 23 February 2010

Academic Editor: Robert Soufer

Copyright © 2010 Ahmet Yildiz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 23-year-old female with the diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) was admitted to our hospital with severe chest pain. The electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed acute anterior myocardial infarction. She underwent an immediate cardiac catheterization. An occluded left anterior descending (LAD) was detected by coronary angiography. Reperfusion was performed successfully by angioplasty and stenting with optimal distal flow without any complications. In this report we discussed the management strategies of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a patient with ITP.