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ST elevation - An indication of reversible neurogenic myocardial dysfunction in patients with head injury


1 Department of Neuroanesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Hari Hara Dash
Department of Neuroanesthesiology, Room No 709-A, CN Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.53446

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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-151

 

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This report describes a patient who presented with signs of meningitis four days after head injury. The patient had ST elevation on electrocardiography along with hypotension and positive tropinin T test, mimicking inferior wall infarction. The ST changes resolved within 48 hours of intensive care management. Subsequent investigations failed to document any myocardial infarction.






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1 Department of Neuroanesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Hari Hara Dash
Department of Neuroanesthesiology, Room No 709-A, CN Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.53446

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This report describes a patient who presented with signs of meningitis four days after head injury. The patient had ST elevation on electrocardiography along with hypotension and positive tropinin T test, mimicking inferior wall infarction. The ST changes resolved within 48 hours of intensive care management. Subsequent investigations failed to document any myocardial infarction.






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