TITLE

Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Professional Diver After Jellyfish Sting

AUTHOR(S)
Salam, Amar M.; Albinali, Hajar A.; Gehani, Abdurrazzak A.; Al Suwaidi, Jassim
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2003, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p1557
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To our knowledge, acute myocardial infarction after jellyfish envenomation has not been reported previously. We describe a previously healthy 45-year-old male diver who had an acute inferior myocardial infarction with right ventricular involvement after a jellyfish sting on his left forearm while diving in the Gulf Sea. The patient had a normal controlled ascent after the incident. He had no risk factors for coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization revealed normal coronary arteries. Acute myocardial infarction should be considered in patients who experience chest pain or have hemodynamic compromise after jellyfish envenomation.
ACCESSION #
11578840

 

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