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, ss.3041-3044, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

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.