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Cardiology. 1999;92(2):144.

Acute myocardical infarction due to delirium tremens.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. danen@md2.huji.ac.il

Abstract

A 36-year-old patient with normal-appearing coronary arteries suffered an acute Q-wave myocardial infarction during acute alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. Sympathetic hyperactivity with coronary spasm and increased platelet reactivity are probably the underlying mechanisms.

Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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10702658
DOI:
6962
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