Man Gets Heartburn From Eating Batteries – Literally


Man’s ‘heart attack’ was really side effect from swallowed battery

By Ashley P. Taylor – Live Science Contributor

”Whether or not it affects the heart, eating batteries is dangerous.”

“If someone swallows a single battery or multiple batteries, the electrocardiogram can mimic changes consistent with an acute [myocardial infarction, or heart attack],” said Dr. Guy L. Mintz, director of cardiovascular health and lipidology at Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in Manhasset, New York, who was not on the case. 

From LiveScience.com

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