Severe acute myocardial infarction and peripheral thrombosis in patient with bladder cancer


  • Ahmet Seyfeddin Gürbüz
  • Alev Kılıçgedik
  • Yakup Alsancak
  • Süleyman Cagan Efe
  • Semi Öztürk
  • Mehmet Akif Düzenli
  • Cevat Kırma


bladder cancer, myocardial infarction, peripheral ischemia


Cancer-associated thrombosis worsens the lives of patients substantially. Venous manifestations of cancer-associated thrombosis include deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Arterial events include stroke and myocardial infarction. In this patient, myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock are associated with diffuse coronary thrombosis together with peripheral thrombosis. He had surgery because of bladder carcinoma. Severe hypercoagulable condition probably facilitated by cancer itself and surgery caused multivessel coronary and peripheral intense thrombus burden. Intracoronary 10 mcg/kg tirofiban bolus and 15 mg tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) were administered respectively before revascularization and thrombectomy operation was performed. Complete revascularization was achieved.


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Gürbüz AS, Kılıçgedik A, Alsancak Y, Efe SC, Öztürk S, Düzenli MA, Kırma C. Severe acute myocardial infarction and peripheral thrombosis in patient with bladder cancer. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];1(3):59-61. Available from: