Vol 15, No 5 (2008)
Case Reports
Published online: 2008-08-12

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Recurrent myocardial infarction in a young football player with antithrombin III deficiency

Irena Peovska, Jelena Maksimovic, Oliver Kalpak, Hristo Pejkov, Marijan Bosevski
Cardiol J 2008;15(5):463-466.


Acute myocardial infarction is a rare condition in young athletes. One of the causes could be a hypercoagulable state due to congenital antithrombin III deficiency, together with a prothrombotic state soon after strenuous physical training. We present the case of myocardial reinfarction in young football player with antithrombin III deficiency, treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention and drug eluting stent, as well as the functional repercussions of continuous intensive physical activity.

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