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Brno, Czech Republic

Velanova H.,Klinika Interni | Weber P.,Klinika Interni | Krejci M.,Interni a Hematologicka Klinika
Prakticky Lekar | Year: 2014

The case study describes a young man diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction, without a history of significant cardiovascular risk factors - apart from smoking. Based on the changes in the blood picture, thrombocytosis was determined as the cause of the myocardial infarction, which was subsequently diagnosed as essential thrombocythemia. Essential thrombocythemia is a rare disease more frequently occurring in the elderly population. An incidence at younger age is rare, but it is vital not to forget about this diagnosis. The aim of this case report is to draw attention to the risk of thrombotic complications in essential thrombocythemia. In order to prevent these often fatal complications, it is important to make an early diagnosis, determine the risk of complications and carry out a follow-up treatment or monitoring of the development of this disease. Generally, the main cause of myocardial infarction is atherosclerosis; however, in younger patients it is also necessary to think of less common risk factors such as essential thrombocythemia.

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