Volume 50, Issue 2 (March 2005)

    Incidental Myocardial Infarction in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV?

    (Received 24 April 2004; accepted 10 October 2004)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV is an illness that often leads to premature death due to arterial rupture or dissection and is characterized by very fragile connective tissue. This report documents the death of a 30-year-old man with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV from myocardial rupture and cardiac tamponade following a myocardial infarction. We believe that Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV contributed to the coronary atherosclerosis and myocardial rupture in this young man and that this disease led indirectly to his death by myocardial infarction, an unusual cause of death in this syndrome.


    Author Information:

    Gilchrist, ER
    Central Sydney Laboratory Service & University of Sydney, Sydney,

    Duflou, JA
    Central Sydney Laboratory Service & University of Sydney, Sydney,


    Stock #: JFS2004168

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004168

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    Title Incidental Myocardial Infarction in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type IV?
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