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Acute myocardial infarction and haemodynamic stroke in a young patient with Bardet-Biedl syndrome
  1. Vijay Alexander,
  2. Tina George,
  3. Gifty Devarajan and
  4. Anand Zachariah
  1. Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vijay Alexander, getvijay1990{at}


A 28-year-old man diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and systemic hypertension presented with a medical history of sudden onset retrosternal discomfort followed by loss of consciousness and generalised tonic clonic seizures. Examination revealed obesity, polysyndactyly and retinal pigment dystrophy. He was diagnosed to have acute myocardial infarction and left posterior watershed infarct. He was also diagnosed to have Bardet-Biedl syndrome based on clinical features. He was managed symptomatically and is currently doing well on regular follow-up in the outpatient clinic.

  • cardiovascular medicine
  • metabolic disorders
  • genetics
  • stroke
  • obesity (nutrition)

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  • Contributors VA and GD: conception and design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data. TG and AZ: drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. AZ: final approval of the version published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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