Heart Attack in the Course of Lithium Overdose


Asim K., Selman Y., Suleyman Y., Ozgur K., Ozlem B., Gokhan E.

IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.18, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5812/ircmj.21731
  • Dergi Adı: IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL

Özet

Introduction: Lithium overdose can be associated with cardiac toxicity, especially in those with underlying heart disease. Toxic levels of serum lithium are associated with cardiotoxic effects ranging from simple ECG disorders to dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and even acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This report describes a patient with AMI accompanied by high blood levels of lithium.