Transient global amnesia after ventricular fibrillation during acute myocardial infarction

Tulmaç, Murat; Şimşek, Vedat; Dağ, Ersel; Tireli, Emine; Eser, Özer; Ebinç, Haksun; Yıldırım, Nesligül
January 2013
Journal of Harran University Medical Faculty;2013, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
Herein we report a 48 year old male patient who suffered from transient global amnesia after an immediately treated ventricular fibrillation during course of acute inferolateral myocardial infarction. Physicians should especially pay attention to detect transient global amnesia during management of patients with myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation.


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