• Vol. 38 No. 2, 168–169
  • 15 February 2009

Nasogastric Tube Induced Myocardial Injury – Fact or Coincidence?

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Nasogastric tube insertion is a procedure commonly done in the hospital for dysphagia, poor feeding or for resting the gut after abdominal surgery. Although there are reports of cardiovascular complications associated with endoscopy, a search through the English language literature did not reveal any reports of cardiovascular complications associated with nasogastric tube insertion. We report 2 cases of myocardial infarction after nasogastric tube insertion to highlight the possibility of myocardial injury associated with nasogastric tube insertion.

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