Coronary vasculopathy in polycythemia vera

@article{Hermanns1998CoronaryVI,
  title={Coronary vasculopathy in polycythemia vera},
  author={Benita Hermanns and Stefan Handt and Joachim Kindler and L{\'a}szl{\'o} F{\"u}zesi},
  journal={Pathology & Oncology Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={4},
  pages={37-39}
}
Thrombosis is a common complication in polycythemia often causing death. In coronary artery occlusion, thrombosis due to hyperviscosity and thrombocytosis is mostly discussed as the origin of the infarction. We discuss the case of a 30-year-old male patient, with polycythemia, who died of myocardial infarction. On autopsy the vessels showed neither ateriosclerotic changes nor thrombotic occlusions. Instead, a marked intima proliferation was found leading to multiple occlusions whereas media and… CONTINUE READING
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