A case of acute heart failure associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Palazzuoli A,Lenzi C,Iovine F,Carrera A,Nuti R

Resumo: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disease of the peripheral nervous system, which is caused by aberrant immune responses directed against some components of peripheral nerves. GBS is rarely accompanied by cardiovascular involvement. We describe a case of acute neuropathy complicated by sudden heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction which had a presumably neurogenic origin. Pathogenesis of acute heart failure is probably due to transitorial stunned myocardium and neurogenic cardiac injury. We show a rare case of transitorial and acute cardiac dysfunction by echocardiography and laboratory markers of heart failure.

Imprenta: Neurological Sciences, v. 26, n. 6, p. 447-450, 2006

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1007/s10072-006-0531-0

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Biosynthesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytopathology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins

Data de publicação: 2006