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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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VARELA, Daniel et al. Stunned myocardium after acute ischemic stroke. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2006, vol.66, n.3, pp.249-253. ISSN 0025-7680.

The so-called stunned myocardium, defined as transitory myocardial contractile dysfunction, has been clearly demonstrated in diverse clinical situations. However, stunned myocardium related to ischemic stroke has been poorly identified. We describe two patients with diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke who developed  elctrocardiographic changes, cardiac enzyme increasing levels and myocardial dysfunction secondary to abnormal cardiac wall motion. At the same time the patients developed acute lung injury with rapid resolution, perhaps as a consequence of neurocardiogenic components.

Keywords : Stunned myocardium; Ischemic stroke; Lung injury.

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