Acute Myocardial Infarction After a European Hornet Sting-A Case Report

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Abstract

The authors briefly describe an 87-year-old man who experienced an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the context of an anaphylactic reaction caused by a European hornet (Vespa cabro linnaeus) envenomation. This unusual case highlights the potential cardiovascular complications associated with common insect stings such as those caused by hymenoptera. Thus, a thorough cardiovascular evaluation is essential in such cases since the vasoactive, inflammatory, and thrombogenic mediators of anaphylactic reactions may provoke myocardial ischemia.

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