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Cardiovascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease II |

A Rare Case of Cardiac Arrest Secondary to Kounis Syndrome

Umair Tariq, MD; Harsh Goel, MD
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York Hospital, York, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):105A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.113
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity reaction secondary to the release of mast cells and increased inflammatory mediators is a rare cause of unexplained cardiac arrest due to coronary vasospasm. It is a well-established phenomenon which was first described in 1950 and a few documented cases of such phenomenon have been reported in the literature.

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