Myocardial infarction with proximal occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery in a 22-year-old patient with polycythaemia vera

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In this article, we report on a 22-year-old patient with myocardial infarction, which was the initial manifestation of polycythaemia vera. The awareness of myeloproliferative disorders as possible underlying disease – especially in young patients presenting with myocardial infarction – is crucial for clinical management, as a missed diagnosis can worsen the patient's further prognosis.

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