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Acute carbon monoxide poisoning resulting in ST elevation myocardial infarction: a rare case report.
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PMID:  20466339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning with cardiac complications is well documented in the literature. However, ST segment elevation is a rare presentation, and most of these cases with ST elevation have revealed non-occlusive or normal coronary arteries. We report a case of CO poisoning complicated with ST elevation myocardial infarction. Emergency coronary angiography revealed total occlusion of the left anterior descending artery and primary percutaneous coronary intervention was performed. This report of a rare case should remind physicians that cardiovascular investigations, including electrocardiography, must be performed in cases with CO poisoning because mortality might increase if reperfusion therapy or appropriate medical treatments are not performed in patients with acute coronary artery occlusion.
Po-Chao Hsu; Tsung-Hsien Lin; Ho-Ming Su; Hsiang-Chun Lee; Chih-Hsin Huang; Wen-Ter Lai; Sheng-Hsiung Sheu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100 Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / complications*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*,  physiopathology

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