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June 17, 1974

Thrombocytopenia and Myocardial Ischemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Department of Medicine, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

JAMA. 1974;228(12):1568-1569. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230370050024

Two patients had myocardial ischemia in a setting of chronic thrombocytopenia. Awareness of such occurrences should stimulate the reporting of other cases, so that the role of quantitative changes in platelets on the course of ischemic heart disease may receive greater attention.

(JAMA 228:1568-1569, 1974)