Myocardial dysfunction associated with brain death: clinical, echocardiographic, and pathologic features.


BACKGROUND The sequelae of severe brain injury include myocardial dysfunction. We sought to describe the prevalence and characteristics of myocardial dysfunction seen in the context of brain-injury-related brain death and to compare these abnormalities with myocardial pathologic changes. METHODS We examined the clinical course, electrocardiograms, head… (More)


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