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Non-coronary myocardial infarction in myasthenia gravis: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23888198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Cardiovascular adverse events in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) are rare, but the early recognition of such events is crucial. We describe a case of a non-coronary myocardial infarction (MI) during the initial treatment period with pyridostigmine bromide in a female patient with MG. Clinicians should be cautious about the appearance of potential MI in patients with MG. A baseline electrocardiogram is advocated, when the early recognition of the MI clinical signs and the laboratory findings (myocardial markers) are vital to the immediate and appropriate management of this medical emergency, as well as to prevent future cardiovascular events. In this case report possible causes of myocardial adverse events in the context of MG, which may occur during the ongoing treatment and the clinical course of the disease, are discussed.
Authors:
Panagiotis Zis; Stavros Dimopoulos; Vasiliki Markaki; Antonios Tavernarakis; Serafim Nanas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1949-8462     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  2013-07-26     Revised Date:  2013-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101537090     Medline TA:  World J Cardiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Panagiotis Zis, Antonios Tavernarakis, Department of Neurology, Evangelismos Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece.
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