Transient myocardial dysfunction after smoke inhalation
International Journal of Cardiology
Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Heart failure; Smoke inhalation
Acute onset, transient (reversible) myocardial contraction abnormality has been described in patients with acute non-cardiac illness and after acute emotional stress. Such reversible myocardial contraction abnormalities may occur via mechanisms other than reduction in epicardial coronary blood flow. We report a case of acute transient cardiomyopathy after smoke exposure. The patient developed acute heart failure without evidence of carbon monoxide poisoning that resolved within 4 days. An association between brief smoke exposure without carbon monoxide poisoning and acute heart failure has not been previously described. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Jan, M., Panjrath, G., & Jain, D. (2007). Transient myocardial dysfunction after smoke inhalation. International Journal of Cardiology, 114 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.07.029