Is it safe to administer thrombolytic therapy to myocardial infarction patients soon after laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

S. Kobal, G. Orlov, H. Gilutz, C. Cafri, A. Battler, J. Leor

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Abstract

Thrombolytic therapy is usually contraindicated after abdominal surgery because of the risk of bleeding. We report a case of a 73-year-old woman who was admitted because of anterior wall acute myocardial infarction (AMI) two weeks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She was treated with streptokinase, aspirin and heparin and subsequently developed a hematoma at the site of the removed gallbladder. Our observation suggests that thrombolytic therapy for anterior AMI, two weeks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, should be considered as a relative contraindication and an optional treatment in this life-threatening situation. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Reperfusion
  • Thrombolytic therapy

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