Title

Transient myocardial dysfunction after smoke inhalation

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-18-2007

Journal

International Journal of Cardiology

Volume

114

Issue

3

DOI

10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.07.029

Keywords

Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Heart failure; Smoke inhalation

Abstract

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.

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