Myocardial infarction secondary to carbon monoxide poisoning: An uncommon presentation of a common condition. case report and review of the literature

Michael Tucciarone, Patricia Arizaca Dileo, Eduardo Rodriguez Castro, Mayra Guerrero

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Acute carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common cause of death from poisoning in the United States. It causes a spectrum of myocardial injury irrespective of carboxyhemoglobin levels and coronary anatomy. We present a 34-year-old woman with a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction secondary to carbon monoxide poisoning who had normal coronary arteries by coronary angiography. A review of the literature is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-465
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of therapeutics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009



  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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