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Acute heart failure due to transient left ventricular dyssynchrony: case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20436059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This case study describes an unusual cause of acute heart failure that resolved with early beta-blockade therapy. A 52-year-old woman who had acute heart failure with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and left bundle branch block was admitted to a university medical center. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance images of the heart did not show any evidence of myocardial infarction or myocarditis. Rate-related left bundle branch block and subsequent left ventricular dyssynchrony resulted in acute systolic dysfunction that resolved with beta-blockade therapy that allowed heart rate control and narrowing of the QRS complex. Of note, the use of inotropic agents would have dramatically worsened the cardiac condition.
Authors:
Matthieu Jourdain; Jean Jacques Bauchart; Jean Luc Auffray; Thierry H LeJemtel; Philippe Asseman; Pierre Vladimir Ennezat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1937-710X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Crit. Care     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211547     Medline TA:  Am J Crit Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e12-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology Hospital, Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire, Lille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
Bundle-Branch Block / complications,  ultrasonography
Dyspnea / etiology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / drug therapy,  etiology*,  ultrasonography
Humans
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / complications*,  ultrasonography
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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