A 13-month-old boy developed electrocardiographic evidence of severe myocardial injury following the ingestion of furniture polish. The clue to the presence of cardiac involvement was provided by the vector-cardiogram which demonstrated loss of anterior and leftward forces. These abnormalities persisted for more than eight months.
James FW, Kaplan S, Benzing G. Cardiac Complications Following Hydrocarbon Ingestion. Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):431-433. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160101016