Prolonged Cardiac Dysfunction After Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage and Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiac dysfunction occurring secondary to neurologic disease, termed neurogenic stunned myocardium, is an incompletely understood phenomenon that has been described after several distinct neurologic processes. We present a case of neurogenic stunned myocardium, discovered intraoperatively after anesthetic induction, in a patient who presented to our operating room with a recent intraparenchymal hemorrhage. We discuss the longitudinal cardiac functional course after neurogenic stunned myocardium. Finally, we discuss the pathophysiology of neurogenic stunned myocardium, as well as its implications for anesthesiologists caring for neurosurgical patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krishnamoorthy, V; Wilson, T; Sharma, D; Vavilala, MS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 5

PubMed ID

  • 26462162

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4701614

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-7237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000207


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States