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, vol.18, no.7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/ircmj.21731
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL

Abstract

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.