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October 1984

[ill]yocardial Infarction After [ill]iet-Induced Warfarin Resistance

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, [ill]arlottesville.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(10):2089-2090. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.04400010216039

• A 35-year-old woman was receiving warfarin sodium ther[ill]y for a prosthetic aortic valve. She sustained a myocardial [ill]farction five weeks after beginning a diet of lettuce, broccoli, [ill]d turnip greens to lose weight. Excess dietary vitamin K can [ill]use life-threatening consequences in patients on warfarin [ill]atment.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2089-2090)