Percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with immune thrombocytopenia purpura.

@article{Stouffer2004PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with immune thrombocytopenia purpura.},
  author={George A Stouffer and Jana Hirmerov{\'a} and Stephan Moll and Bryon Rubery and Mark Napoli and E Magnus Ohman and Ross Simpson},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={364-7}
}
The appropriate regimen of platelet inhibitors that should be used in patients with immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP; formerly called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is unclear. We report the case of a patient with ITP who underwent two separate coronary interventions. The first involved the use of aspirin and a cutting balloon to treat obstructive disease of the left circumflex. When the patient presented with restenosis, he… CONTINUE READING
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