Sudden cardiac arrest due to acute gastric dilatation in a patient with an eating disorder

S. C. Kim, Han Jin Cho, M. C. Kim, Y. G. Ko

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Abstract

Eating disorders are an important cause of physical and psychosocial morbidity in adolescent girls and young adult women. Although eating disorders have many medical complications, it is unclear which are responsible for the increased mortality. It should be emphasised that a number of different pathological processes are likely to be involved. Patients with eating disorders should be monitored carefully and should remain hospitalised. This can allow immediate emergency treatment to be performed when necessary because they could have a further cardiac arrest. A case of cardiac arrest is reported that was caused by gastric dilatation and elevated abdominal pressure, which were brought on by binge eating in a patient without intestinal obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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Gastric Dilatation
Sudden Cardiac Death
Heart Arrest
Bulimia
Emergency Treatment
Intestinal Obstruction
Pathologic Processes
Young Adult
Morbidity
Pressure
Mortality
Feeding and Eating Disorders

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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Sudden cardiac arrest due to acute gastric dilatation in a patient with an eating disorder. / Kim, S. C.; Cho, Han Jin; Kim, M. C.; Ko, Y. G.

In: Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.03.2009, p. 227-228.

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