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Vol. 92, No. 2, 1999
Issue release date: February 2000

Acute Myocardical Infarction due toDelirium tremens

Danenberg H.D. · Nahir M. · Hasin Y.
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A 36-year-old patient with normal-appearing coronary arteries suffered an acute Q-wave myocardial infarction during acute alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. Sympathetic hyperactivity with coronary spasm and increased platelet reactivity are probably the underlying mechanisms.

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