Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 83--85

Diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage after fibrinolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in a cocaine abuser patient


Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob1, Isa Khaheshi1, Koosha Paydary2 
1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Students Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Isa Khaheshi
Cardiovascular Research Center, Modarres Hospital, Kaj sq, Saadat Abad, Tehran
Iran

We report a 45-year-old man with antroseptal myocardial infarction who developed bilateral basal alveolar infiltrates after initiating the fibrinolytic therapy. Although thrombolytic therapy with streptokinase is generally used in the course of acute myocardial infarction and has diminished morbidity and mortality, pulmonary hemorrhage is an uncommon, but a potentially life-threatening complication that should be regarded as one of the differential diagnoses of pulmonary infiltrates or dropping hemoglobin with no apparent bleeding site.


How to cite this article:
Mahjoob MP, Khaheshi I, Paydary K. Diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage after fibrinolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in a cocaine abuser patient.Heart Views 2014;15:83-85


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Mahjoob MP, Khaheshi I, Paydary K. Diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage after fibrinolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction in a cocaine abuser patient. Heart Views [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];15:83-85
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