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Acute myocardial infarction induced by ergonovine administration for artificially induced abortion.
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PMID:  8164347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute myocardial infarction after artificially induced abortion is an uncommon event because such patients are usually young females and are not usually subject to atherosclerosis. This report describes two premenopausal females who developed acute myocardial infarction after administration of ergot derivatives which were used following abortion. Coronary arteries in both cases were angiographically normal. Both patients were smokers. We concluded that the ischemic event was caused by coronary vasospasm which was precipitated by the acute administration of ergot derivatives.
Y Fujiwara; O Yamanaka; T Nakamura; H Yokoi; H Yamaguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-20     Completed Date:  1994-05-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, International Goodwill Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vasospasm / chemically induced
Methylergonovine / adverse effects*
Myocardial Infarction / chemically induced*,  radiography
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