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Reversible acute myocardial injury following air bag deployment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15843716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report is about a 62 year old woman who was involved in an accident while driving her car, during which the driver side air bag deployed. She experienced intense anterior chest pain that radiated to her left arm after the accident, but was otherwise well; there was no significant medical history. An electrocardiogram done one and half hours after admission revealed 1 mm ST segment elevation in leads V2 and V3 and troponin 1 level was raised. She underwent cardiac catheterisation but three months after the accident both ECG and echocardiographic studies were normal. It is suggested that she underwent cardiac contusion rather than a myocardial infarction.
D V Nagarajan; M Wilde; M Papouchado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-21     Completed Date:  2005-08-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Cheshire, UK. <>
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Air Bags / adverse effects*
Contusions / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis

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