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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Acute leukemia presenting as acute coronary syndrome: A rare case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Venkat Raghavan A.T.M*,Shanmugasamy K,Uma Devi K.R,Sowmya S,Raghavan Narasimhan

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 503

Article End Page : 505


Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs due to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. Although, other causes of coronary heart disease should always be taken into account. In our case, the patient presented as symptoms of coronary heart disease as a result of Acute Leukemia. The pathophysiological mechanisms of acute leukaemia leading to Coronary Heart Disease are discussed.

Keywords: Acute leukemia, Acute coronary syndrome, Blasts.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.097