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Case report
Myocardial infarction after butane gas inhalation in a 14-year-old boy

Krzysztof Godlewski, Bożena Werner, Maciej Sterliński, Mariusz Pytkowski, Hanna Szwed, Marek Domagała, Lucyna Koc
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):305-308.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-03-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Myocardial infarction is a rare disease in children. Among many reasons the toxic damage of myocardium should be taken into consideration. The authors present the case of a 14-year-old boy with sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and myocardial infarction as a result of butane gas inhalation. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. Cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted as a secondary prophylaxis of sudden cardiac death.

Abstract

Myocardial infarction is a rare disease in children. Among many reasons the toxic damage of myocardium should be taken into consideration. The authors present the case of a 14-year-old boy with sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and myocardial infarction as a result of butane gas inhalation. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. Cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted as a secondary prophylaxis of sudden cardiac death.
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Keywords

myocardial infarction; butane; children

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Title

Case report
Myocardial infarction after butane gas inhalation in a 14-year-old boy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)

Pages

305-308

Published online

2006-03-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):305-308.

Keywords

myocardial infarction
butane
children

Authors

Krzysztof Godlewski
Bożena Werner
Maciej Sterliński
Mariusz Pytkowski
Hanna Szwed
Marek Domagała
Lucyna Koc

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