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A case of sudden-onset painless unilateral vision loss postintravenous streptokinase in a patient of acute inferior-wall myocardial infarction

Research paper by Monika Bhandari, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Akshyaya Pradhan, Rishi Sethi, Prachi Sharma

Indexed on: 21 Dec '18Published on: 17 Dec '18Published in: Heart India



Abstract

Monika Bhandari, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Akshyaya Pradhan, Rishi Sethi, Prachi Sharma Heart India 2018 6(4):160-161 Coronary thrombolysis with intravenous (IV) streptokinase is widely used as a strategy for coronary reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction (MI). Systemic administration of fibrinolytic agents is associated with hemorrhagic risks such as cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiogenic shock, and unusual complications such as splenic rupture, aortic dissection, and cholesterol embolization. Herein, we report a case of intraocular hemorrhage 1 day after the IV administration of streptokinase for acute inferior-wall MI.