Aortic aneurysm leak after streptokinase treatment for myocardial infarction

Eur J Vasc Surg. 1993 Nov;7(6):738-9. doi: 10.1016/s0950-821x(05)80729-7.


A leak from an abdominal aortic aneurysm following the administration of streptokinase treatment for myocardial infarction is reported. It is important to assess candidates for cardiac thrombolytic therapy for aortic pathology and give such treatment with extreme caution in those patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal* / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
  • Risk Factors
  • Streptokinase / adverse effects
  • Streptokinase / therapeutic use*


  • Streptokinase