Neurogenic stunned myocardium in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Bernstein R.; Mayer S. A.; Magnano A.

Resumo: Neurogenic stunned myocardium (NSM), a syndrome of reversible left ventricular dysfunction best described after subarachnoid hemorrhage, has not been associated with peripheral neuropathy. We describe a woman with Guillain-Barre syndrome in whom a syndrome compatible with NSM developed in the setting of a physiologically documented increase in sympathetic cardiovascular tone. This case supports the presumed unifying role of excessive sympathetic nervous system activation in the pathogenesis of NSM.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 54, n. 3, p. 759-762, 2000

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1212/WNL.54.3.759

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis

Data de publicação: 2000