Multiple coronary thrombosis and stent implantation to the subtotally occluded right renal artery in a patient with essential thrombocytosis: A case report with review

Ozben B., Ekmekci A., Bugra Z., Umman S., Meric M.

JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND THROMBOLYSIS, vol.22, no.1, pp.79-84, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Essential thrombocytosis is a myeloproliferative disorder of unknown etiology manifested clinically by the overproduction of platelets in the absence of a definable cause. Platelet dysfunction in essential thrombocytosis results in both hemorrhage and thrombosis. It is one of the rare causes of ischemic cardiovascular events. Fewer than 20 cases of essential thrombocytosis with involvement of coronary arteries leading to acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarction have been reported. We report a case of multiple coronary thrombosis involving the left anterior descending artery and circumflex artery and stent implantation to the subtotally stenotic right renal artery in a women with unstable angina pectoris, essential thrombocytosis and previous history of renal artery trombosis.