Acute myocardial infarction requiring mechanical bridge to transplantation in a patient with undiagnosed anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION Reade, C. C., Morris, R. J., Acker, M. A., Jessup, M., Banbury, M. K., Woo, Y. J. 2008; 27 (6): 682-684


We present a young man who sustained an acute myocardial infarction with hemodynamic instability requiring placement of a left ventricular assist device and subsequent cardiac transplantation. Hematologic work-up revealed anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of severe acute heart failure due to anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in which the patient survived through assist device placement and successful transplantation.

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