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      Successful Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction by Thrombolytic Therapy in a Patient with Primary Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

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          A dilemma must be faced when deciding whether or not to use thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction and circulating antiphospholipid antibody. This report is about a patient whose infarct-related coronary artery was successfully revascularized by recombinant tissue plasminogen activator without any major bleeding complications. The nature of the infarct-related artery was described by the use of intravascular ultrasonography.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1996
          1996
          19 November 2008
          : 87
          : 4
          : 354-357
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology), National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
          Article
          177119 Cardiology 1996;87:354–357
          10.1159/000177119
          8793173
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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