Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJVSM-3-121

    Rheumatoid Arthritis and Acute Coronary Syndrome: Changing Clinical Presentation

    HS Natraj Setty*, Rahul S Patil, Sumit Bhatnagar, Animesh Guptha, TR Raghu, Jayashree Kharge, BK Geetha, CN Manjunath

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease, Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the pericardium, myocardium, and endocardium. RA increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality by accelerated atherosclerosis. Patients with RA are at a twofold increased risk for myocardial infarction and stroke. Rheumatoid arthritis is often complicated by thrombocytosis. Thrombocytosis usually occurs during the active clinical stages of RA. We report a 40 year old male who presented with sudden onset of back pain, neck pain and gum bleeding he was diagnosed to have Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (AWMI) and successfully under went PCI to LAD with uneventful follow up.

    Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis; Acute coronary syndrome; PCI

    Published on: Feb 16, 2017 Pages: 15-16

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5452.000021
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