Abhishek Shah1, Charan Reddy KV1*, Abhay Bhave2, Prakash Sanzgiri1
1 Department of Cardiology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Bandra (W), Mumbai-50, India
2 Department of Hematology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Bandra (W), Mumbai-50, India
*Corresponding Author: Charan Reddy KV, Department of Cardiology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, Bandra, Mumbai-50 India, E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 18, 2019
Published: October 23, 2019
Polycythemia Vera (PV) is a chronic bone marrow disorder which causes hyper viscosity of blood thereby, increasing the risk of coronary thrombosis and acute myocardial infarction (MI). We report a 65-year-old male patient with history of PV presented with ST segment elevation hyper-acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI). His blood investigation report showed higher levels of hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct). This case illustrates the importance of recognizing PV as a major cause of thrombotic occlusion of coronary arteries and to prevent future ischaemic events by initiating suitable therapy.
Keywords: Myocardial infarction, Polycythemia Vera (PV), JAK2V617F mutation