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
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 43
Last Page: 47
Publisher ID: TOCMJ-8-43
Article History:Received Date: 14/8/2013
Revision Received Date: 6/5/2014
Acceptance Date: 7/5/2013
Electronic publication date: 13/6/2014
Collection year: 2014
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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.