Hypertensive emergency and type 2 myocardial infarction resulting from pheochromocytoma and concurrent Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection

Graham J. Fent, Hazlyna Kamaruddin, Pankaj Garg, Ahmed Iqbal, Nicholas F. Kelland, Ian R. Hall

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Abstract

A diagnosis of myocardial infarction is made using a combination of clinical presentation, electrocardiogram and cardiac biomarkers. However, myocardial infarction can be caused by factors other than coronary artery plaque rupture and thrombosis. We describe an interesting case presenting with hypertensive emergency and type 2 myocardial infarction resulting from Pheochromocytoma associated with Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection from a dog bite. We also review current literature on the management of hypertensive emergency and Pheochromocytoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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