Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction after the administration of terlipressin in patients with hemorrhagic esophageal varices is a rare but life-threatening complication. We report the case of a 73-year-old female patient with esophageal variceal bleeding complicated with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction after intravenous injection of terlipressin. We discuss the underlying mechanisms of terlipressin-related acute myocardial infarction and review the literature.
Lee, M.-Y., Chu, C.-S., Lee, K.-T., Lee, H.-C., Su, H.-M., Cheng, K.-H., … Lai, W.-T. (2004). Terlipressin-related acute myocardial infarction: a case report and literature review. The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 20(12), 604–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1607-551X(09)70266-9