Left Main Coronary Artery Thrombus Resulting from Combined Protein C and S Deficiency

Sayin M. R. , Akpinar I., Karabag T., Aydin M. , Dogan S. M. , Cil C.

INTERNAL MEDICINE, cilt.51, sa.21, ss.3041-3044, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2169/internalmedicine.51.8341
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3041-3044


Inherited hypercoagulopathies such as protein C and S deficiency usually lead to the formation of venous thrombi in clinical practice; however, they rarely lead to arterial thrombosis. It has been demonstrated that both protein C and S deficiency may lead to myocardial infarctions. However, our literature review revealed no reports of left main coronary artery thrombi caused by protein C and S deficiency. This paper presents a case of a left main coronary artery thrombus resulting from protein C and S deficiency in a young patient with normal coronary arteries.