Diffuse intra-alveolar haemorrhage as a complication of thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction

Baran L., Ozdemir B., Coskun S.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.59, no.3, pp.347-350, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.59.3.2005194
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-350


Diffuse intra-alveolar haemorrhage is a rare complication of thrombolytic therapy (TT). We report a patient who developed haemoptysis due to pulmonary haemorrhage. This diagnosis should be considered in any patients with respiratory distress, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and haemoptysis and otherwise unexplained decrease in haemoglobin concentration after thrombolytic therapy.