Reversible myocardial stunning due to carbon monoxide exposure


FOTBOLCU H. , Incedere O., Bakal R. B. , Tanalp A. C. , Astarcioglu M. A. , Dindar I.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.22, no.2, pp.93-95, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2010-040
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-95

Abstract

We report on a 37-year-old patient who suffered from myocardial stunning after exposure to carbon monoxide, despite having normal coronary arteries. As myocardial ischaemia may be asymptomatic in these patients, close monitoring with serial electrocardiography and of serum cardiac enzymes and troponins is recommended.