Myocardial Infarction During Sleep Deprivation in a Patient with Dextrocardia Academic Article uri icon

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  • A patient with dextrocardia who suffered his first myocardial infarction after approximately 26 hours of a diagnostic sleep deprivation protocol is described. The infarction started about 3 hours after a significant improvement in mood, which persisted during and after infarction. Total sleep deprivation may be an acute risk factor for myocardial infarction.


  • Delva, Nicholas J
  • Woo, Ming-ko
  • Southmayd, Stephen E
  • Hawken, Emily R

publication date

  • January 2001