Reversible cardiomyopathy in Guillain Barre syndrome
Autor(es): Renjen Pushpendra Nath,Khanna Laxmi,Ahmed Kamal
Resumo: The clinical manifestations of Guillain Barre syndrome are usually confined to the nervous system, however in 20% cases there can be cardiovascular involvement in patients with dysautonomia contributing to the mortality. The cardiovascular manifestations of Guillain Barre syndrome are electrocardiographic changes, cardiac enzyme abnormalities and reversible left ventricular dysfunction. The term neurogenic stunned myocardium has been used to summarise these cardiovascular abnormalities in the setting of severe central nervous system injury, in the absence of coronary artery disease. Our case report of reversible cardiomyopathy in Guillain Barre syndrome documents the occurrence of cardiovascular changes in a case of Guillain Barre syndrome with dysautonomia which were reversible with appropriate treatment.
Imprenta: The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, v. 62, n. 8, p. 734-736, 2014
Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis
Data de publicação: 2014