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Myocardial infarction in the neonate with normal heart and coronary arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7405913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial infarction is rarely recognized in the newborn. We report two cases in which the infant had a normal heart with normal coronary arteries. A review of previously described cases suggests that the most frequent cause of neonatal myocardial infarction is coronary artery occlusion secondary to paradoxical thromboembolization. It is speculated that infarction also can result from coronary hypoperfusion in asphyxiated infants. This report serves to remind the clinician that myocardial infarction can occur in the neonatal period and that an ECG should be obtained when evaluating a newborn with acute onset of shock.
H Kilbride; G L Way; G B Merenstein; J M Winfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-27     Completed Date:  1980-10-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology

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