Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 543–545 | Cite as

Prothrombotic burden in a patient with recurrent thrombotic events: might an early assessment of thrombophilia be useful in the presence of a strong family history for vascular events?

  • Emanuele Cecchi
  • Rossella MarcucciEmail author
  • Elisa Ganugi
  • Rosanna Abbate
  • Cristina Giglioli

Dear Editor,

A 55-year-old man (A. Z.) was admitted to Our Cardiac Step Down Unit of the tertiary center: Careggi Hospital, for an evaluation in the presence of a history of recurrent cardiovascular events.

Classical cardiovascular risk factors:

Hypertension on therapy with a good control, type 2 diabetes mellitus on metformin (3 g/day) with good glycemic control (glycated hemoglobin 5.6 %), high LDL cholesterol levels on statin treatment (rosuvastatin 20 mg/day) reaching a target of LDL 42 mg/dl; low HDL levels (24 mg/dl) on treatment, overweight (BMI 27.6). With regard to family history, almost all his relatives had suffered from a cardiovascular event (Fig.  1) at a young age.


Clopidogrel Left Anterior Descend Rosuvastatin Right Coronary Artery Thrombotic Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuele Cecchi
    • 1
  • Rossella Marcucci
    • 2
    Email author
  • Elisa Ganugi
    • 2
  • Rosanna Abbate
    • 2
  • Cristina Giglioli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Heart and VesselsAzienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria CareggiFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medical and Surgical Critical CareUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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