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Myocardial infarction: a complication of amitriptyline overdose.
  1. H. Chamsi-Pasha,
  2. P. C. Barnes
  1. Department of Medicine, Hope Hospital, University of Manchester Medical School, Salford, UK.


    A 22 year old woman was admitted with amitriptyline overdose. Twenty six hours later she developed acute myocardial infarction. Cardiotoxic effects of tricyclic antidepressants are discussed and the importance of considering myocardial infarction as a complication of tricyclic antidepressant overdose is emphasized.

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