Acute myocardial infarction after a European hornet sting--a case report (Journal article)

Korantzopoulos, P./ Kountouris, E./ Voukelatou, M./ Charaktsis, I./ Dimitroula, V./ Siogas, K.


The authors briefly describe an 87-year-old man who experienced an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the context of an anaphylactic reaction caused by a European hornet (Vespa cabro linnaeus) envenomation. This unusual case highlights the potential cardiovascular complications associated with common insect stings such as those caused by hymenoptera. Thus, a thorough cardiovascular evaluation is essential in such cases since the vasoactive, inflammatory, and thrombogenic mediators of anaphylactic reactions may provoke myocardial ischemia.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Aged, 80 and over,Animals,Electrocardiography,Humans,Insect Bites and Stings/*complications/physiopathology,Male,Myocardial Infarction/*etiology/physiopathology,*Wasps
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/24095
ISSN: 0003-3197
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16703201
http://ang.sagepub.com/content/57/3/383.full.pdf
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