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Acute myocardial infarction related to smoke inhalation and myocardial bridging.
  1. M. J. McCabe,
  2. C. F. Weston,
  3. A. G. Fraser
  1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Wales, Health Park, Cardiff, UK.


    A previously healthy 26 year old woman who was exposed to smoke during a house fire developed acute anterior myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation. Subsequent left ventriculography confirmed anterior infarction, but coronary arteriography was normal apart from myocardial bridging over a segment of the left anterior descending artery. The development of acute myocardial infarction in this patient suggests that, in the presence of bridging, carbon monoxide inhalation may cause regional infarction.

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