Indexed on: 15 Jun '11Published on: 15 Jun '11Published in: Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie
A 53-year-old man is treated by L-asparaginase for an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. He received anti thrombin infusions. A systematic electrocardiogram showed an asymptomatic subepicardium ischemia without troponin elevation. Echocardiography and heart magnetic resonance imaging showed an apical thrombus facing a zone of myocardial necrosis. A thrombus regression was observed under anticoagulation. Atypical and asymptomatic coronary thrombosis may occur following L-asparaginase treatment. Regular electrocardiogram monitoring is proposed along this treatment. Arterial thrombosis associated with anti tumor chemotherapies are reviewed.