Case 15-1995: A 70-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation and the rapid onset of hemorrhagic manifestations

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, D. B. Cines, M. Laposata

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 70-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of obtundation, aphasia, and a right hemiparesis. She had a five-year history of treated hypertension. Four months before admission a lumpectomy was performed because of breast carcinoma, with normal findings on examination of axillary lymph nodes, and radiation therapy was begun. Forty-six days before admission the patient entered another hospital because of the onset of atrial fibrillation, and treatment with warfarin and quinidine was initiated. Four weeks before admission a complete blood count was normal except that the platelet count was 130,000 per cubic millimeter. The patient felt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1363-1370
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume332
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 1995
Externally publishedYes

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