Reversible myocardial dysfunction following carbon monoxide poisoning

Can J Cardiol. 1987 Apr;3(3):118-21.


A 22-year-old male had accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from a malfunctioning gas refrigerator, and aspiration pneumonia. Initial severe biventricular global dysfunction and hemodynamic instability was demonstrated and was at least partially due to carbon monoxide toxicity. The myocardial dysfunction normalized and the patient recovered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / complications*
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathies / etiology*
  • Cardiomyopathies / physiopathology
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / etiology
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / therapy
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Radionuclide Imaging