Acute Heart Failure in a Healthy Young Patient after Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Lampropoulos, Christos and Sklavou, Evagelia and Anastogiannis, Charalampos and Papanikolaou, Vasiliki and Tsilivarakis, Dimitris and Vasiliou, Vasilis and Papaioannou, Ioanna (2019) Acute Heart Failure in a Healthy Young Patient after Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (12). ISSN 2284-2594

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Introduction: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause severe cellular hypoxia. Materials and methods: A 28-year-old male presented reduced levels of consciousness and dyspnoea after CO exposure. Clinical examination revealed tachypnoea, bilateral rales, dilated jugular veins and confusion. Troponin I, lactate and carboxyhaemoglobin levels were increased. Thoracic X-ray depicted pulmonary oedema and an echocardiogram, severe heart failure (HF; EF<25%). He was intubated due to clinical deterioration. Results: He remained intubated for 5 days with excellent improvement of left ventricular function (EF>55%). He was discharged 1 week later with full recovery. Discussion: Acute HF is a rare serious complication of CO poisoning, even in healthy young individuals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon monoxide poisoning, acute heart failure, echocardiography, intensive care unit, hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 09:42

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