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Lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction after donation of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in a naïve donor
  1. Pirbhat Shams and
  2. Fateh Ali Tipoo
  1. Adult Cardiology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pirbhat Shams; pirbhat.shams{at}


A 34-year-old man presented with central chest pain heralded by bilateral arm numbness, tingling and pain soon after donation of 1000 mL of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CP). ECG showed ST-elevation in lateral leads and coronary angiogram showed large thrombus in diagonal branch of the left anterior descending artery. The patient underwent successful thrombus aspiration and percutaneous coronary intervention of diagonal branch. In this report, we describe a case of coronary thrombosis leading to ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a naïve plasma donor after donation of COVID-19 CP.

  • ischaemic heart disease
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • COVID-19
  • interventional cardiology

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  • Contributors PS composed the manuscript. FAT supervised from conceptualisation to execution and did final editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.