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[Acute myocardial infarction after wasp sting].
Ital Heart J Suppl 2002; 3(5):555-7IH

Abstract

Myocardial infarction after wasp sting is a rare event and this complication has been described in only a few previous occasions. We report the case of a 77-year-old patient admitted to our hospital because of an anaphylactic shock after he was stung by a wasp on the fifth finger of the left hand. Within about half an hour he sustained an acute myocardial infarction. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms include severe hypotension due to hypovolemic shock and coronary spasm with subsequent thrombosis of coronary vessels developed after the release of vasoactive, inflammatory and thrombogenic substances contained in the hymenoptera venom.

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U.O. di Cardiologia, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese. gcalver@tin.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

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ita

PubMed ID

12064195

Citation

Calveri, Giuseppe, et al. "[Acute Myocardial Infarction After Wasp Sting]." Italian Heart Journal. Supplement : Official Journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology, vol. 3, no. 5, 2002, pp. 555-7.
Calveri G, Bertelli Y, Caico SI, et al. [Acute myocardial infarction after wasp sting]. Ital Heart J Suppl. 2002;3(5):555-7.
Calveri, G., Bertelli, Y., Caico, S. I., Ermolli, N. C., Torretta, M., Lattanzio, M., & Salerno-Uriarte, J. A. (2002). [Acute myocardial infarction after wasp sting]. Italian Heart Journal. Supplement : Official Journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology, 3(5), pp. 555-7.
Calveri G, et al. [Acute Myocardial Infarction After Wasp Sting]. Ital Heart J Suppl. 2002;3(5):555-7. PubMed PMID: 12064195.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Acute myocardial infarction after wasp sting]. AU - Calveri,Giuseppe, AU - Bertelli,Ylenia, AU - Caico,Salvatore Ivan, AU - Ermolli,Nevio Carlo Dajelli, AU - Torretta,Marco, AU - Lattanzio,Mariangela, AU - Salerno-Uriarte,Jorge Antonio, PY - 2002/6/18/pubmed PY - 2003/4/19/medline PY - 2002/6/18/entrez SP - 555 EP - 7 JF - Italian heart journal. Supplement : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology JO - Ital Heart J Suppl VL - 3 IS - 5 N2 - Myocardial infarction after wasp sting is a rare event and this complication has been described in only a few previous occasions. We report the case of a 77-year-old patient admitted to our hospital because of an anaphylactic shock after he was stung by a wasp on the fifth finger of the left hand. Within about half an hour he sustained an acute myocardial infarction. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms include severe hypotension due to hypovolemic shock and coronary spasm with subsequent thrombosis of coronary vessels developed after the release of vasoactive, inflammatory and thrombogenic substances contained in the hymenoptera venom. SN - 1129-4728 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12064195/[Acute_myocardial_infarction_after_wasp_sting]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/heartattack.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -