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Revista argentina de cardiología

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CASTILLO COSTA, Yanina B. et al. Multiple Electric Postcardioversion Rhabdomyolisis. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2007, vol.75, n.3, pp.215-217. ISSN 1850-3748.

Rhabdomyolisis is a clinical and biochemical syndrome caused by the accumulation of toxic substances due to necrosis of skeletal muscle cells. Trauma has been considered the most common cause. The clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic CK rise to renal failure and death. A successful treatment lies on a prompt clinical suspicion, an intense intravenous volume overload and correction of electrolytic imbalance. Here we present the case of a 40 yearold man with an anterior acute myocardial infarction who underwent multiple electric shocks for ventricular fibrillation and CPR maneuvers with ensuing rhabdomyolisis and eventually a good late outcome.

Keywords : Electric Countershock; Myocardial infarction; Rhabdomyolisis.

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