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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 189796, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/189796
Case Report

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Patient with Haemophilia A

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE, UK

Received 13 September 2013; Revised 20 November 2013; Accepted 27 November 2013

Academic Editor: Alexander Bauer

Copyright © 2013 S. Ashwin Reddy 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.

Abstract

Haemophilia A is a rare genetic condition leading to coagulation factor VIII deficiency and thus predisposing to bleeding diathesis. Due to advances in treatment, life expectancy of haemophilia A sufferers is increasing, and the incidence and prevalence of coronary artery disease are rising. There have been many reported cases of acute myocardial infarction in such patients, who subsequently undergo elective percutaneous coronary intervention. We present the case of a 55-year-old gentleman presenting with an acute anterior full-thickness myocardial infarction who required emergency primary percutaneous coronary intervention.