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Tirofiban-Induced Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage: after Primary Angioplasty

By Jincheng Guo, Min Xu and Yutao Xi


Platelets play an important role in the development of acute coronary syndromes. Evidence indicates that platelet-inhibiting drugs, such as glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, can be beneficial when they are administered at the time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. However, an associated increase in the risk of bleeding is well documented. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a rare but life-threatening and underdiagnosed complication of therapy with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: Texas Heart Institute
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