[Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with myocardial ischaemia: two case reports]. Academic Article uri icon

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  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is mainly perceived by cardiologists as a rare complication of ticlopidine or clopidogrel treatment. However, this life-threatening disease is provoked not only by antiplatelet drugs and may lead to myocardial ischaemia and necrosis caused by microvascular thrombosis and anaemia. We present two thienopiridine-naive patients who had acquired TTP and myocardial ischaemia, and were successfully treated by plasma exchanges.


  • Jankowski, Miłosz
  • Sznajd, Jan
  • Szczeklik, Wojciech
  • Maga, Paweł
  • Wegrzyn, Wojciech
  • Królikowski, Wiesław
  • Nizankowski, Rafał
  • Szczeklik, Andrzej

publication date

  • September 2008