What may be happen after an organophosphate exposure: Acute myocardial infarction?

Karasu-Minareci E., Günay N., Minareci K., Şadan G., Özbey G.

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, pp.94-96, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jflm.2011.07.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-96
  • Keywords: Organophosphates, Myocardial infarction, Cardiovascular toxicology, CARBAMATE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The increase in accidental organophosphate poisoning as well as the rise in the number of cases of suicide attempts with organophosphate compounds is due to primarily to the widespread use of these compounds in agriculture. Organophosphates are anti-acetycholinesterase agents and their toxicity affects many organs, including the pancreas, liver and heart. Cardiac complications often accompany poisoning with these compounds and may be serious and often fatal. However, little is known about the myocardial infarction risk associated with exposure to pesticides. Herein, a rare case of acute myocardial infarction due to acute exposure to organophosphate compound is documented with electrocardiogram, enzyme and clinical characteristics in this report. (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.