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Vol 70, No 3 (2019)
MARITIME MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2019-10-03
Submitted: 2019-04-20
Accepted: 2019-06-17
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An acute coronary syndrome in Antarctica

Mathieu Carron, Fanny Hamard, Jacques Levraut, Nicolas Blondeau
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2019.0026
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Pubmed: 31617940
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International Maritime Health 2019;70(3):167-170.

open access

Vol 70, No 3 (2019)
MARITIME MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2019-10-03
Submitted: 2019-04-20
Accepted: 2019-06-17

Abstract

Cruise tourism to Antarctica is constantly growing. Passengers and crewmembers may experience illnesses or injuries while traveling to remote areas with harsh weather conditions from where prompt evacuation is mostly unavailable. While a small explorer ship was at Wilhelmina bay (64°39’ South and 62°08’ West) in the Antarctic Peninsula, a 73-year-old male passenger presented with acute chest pain after two short excursions off the vessel in cold weather conditions. He was treated on board and remained clinically stable until the ship reached Ushuaia at the end of the cruise which was 5 days after the symptoms onset. 

Abstract

Cruise tourism to Antarctica is constantly growing. Passengers and crewmembers may experience illnesses or injuries while traveling to remote areas with harsh weather conditions from where prompt evacuation is mostly unavailable. While a small explorer ship was at Wilhelmina bay (64°39’ South and 62°08’ West) in the Antarctic Peninsula, a 73-year-old male passenger presented with acute chest pain after two short excursions off the vessel in cold weather conditions. He was treated on board and remained clinically stable until the ship reached Ushuaia at the end of the cruise which was 5 days after the symptoms onset. 

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Keywords

acute coronary syndrome; chest pain; myocardial infarction; cruise ship; Antarctica

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Title

An acute coronary syndrome in Antarctica

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 70, No 3 (2019)

Pages

167-170

Published online

2019-10-03

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2019.0026

Pubmed

31617940

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2019;70(3):167-170.

Keywords

acute coronary syndrome
chest pain
myocardial infarction
cruise ship
Antarctica

Authors

Mathieu Carron
Fanny Hamard
Jacques Levraut
Nicolas Blondeau

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