Infarto miocardico anteriore in etilista cronico in trattamento con disulfiram: descrizione di un caso.

Translated title of the contribution: Anterior myocardial infarction in a chronic alcoholic man on disulfiram therapy: a case report

Gaetano Nucifora, Matteo Cassin, Francesca Brun, Gian Luigi Nicolosi

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Abstract

Disulfiram is a drug used since 1940 in the treatment of alcohol dependence. However, it is not a completely safe drug; there are in the literature some case reports of more severe reaction than the usual "acetaldehyde syndrome" secondary to ingestion of disulfiram and alcohol. We describe a case of a 45-year-old, chronic alcoholic man in treatment with disulfiram, who suffered an acute anterior myocardial infarction, successfully treated with thrombolysis. The possible factors precipitating acute myocardial infarction in this patient are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionAnterior myocardial infarction in a chronic alcoholic man on disulfiram therapy: a case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)900-904
Number of pages5
JournalItalian heart journal. Supplement : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology
Volume5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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