A Case of Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Resulting in an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

@inproceedings{Kim2012ACO,
  title={A Case of Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Resulting in an ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction},
  author={Soohyun Kim and Joo Han Lim and Youngjoong Kim and Sewon Oh and Woong Gil Choi},
  booktitle={Korean circulation journal},
  year={2012}
}
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a well-known chemical asphyxiant, which causes tissue hypoxia with prominent neurological and cardiovascular injury. After exposure to CO, several cardiac manifestations have been reported, including arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction, and pulmonary edema. However, an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to CO poisoning is a very rare presentation, and the treatment for STEMI due to CO poisoning is not well established. Here, we report a rare case of… CONTINUE READING