Case Report - Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutic Research (2018) Volume 2, Issue 4
Recurrent and concurrent subacute stent thrombosis of two coronary arteries in a schizophrenic patient.
Subacute stent thrombosis after acute coronary syndrome and concurrent thrombosis of multiple coronary arteries are rare complications. Schizophrenia and antipsychotic drugs cause hypercoagulability, and rates of cardiovascular mortality are higher in schizophrenic patients compared with the normal population. We want to discuss a case of recurrent and concurrent subacute left anterior descending artery and right coronary artery stent thrombosis after acute myocardial infarction in a schizophrenic patient. Learning Objectives: Schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications should be considered risk factors for acute and subacute stent thrombosis in patients treated with percutaneous coronary stent implantation. Intensive antiplatelet therapy should be considered for patients with schizophrenia on antipsychotic treatment who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention.Author(s): Kerem Ozbek*, Sadettin Selcuk Baysal, Zeynep Ilter, Abdulselam Ilter, Abdullah Cirit