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

@article{Dujardin2001MyocardialDA,
  title={Myocardial dysfunction associated with brain death: clinical, echocardiographic, and pathologic features.},
  author={Karl Dujardin and Robert Benjamin McCully and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks and Henry Dale Tazelaar and James B. Seward and Christopher G A McGregor and Lyle J Olson},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={350-7}
}
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 computed tomography scans, and echocardiographic data of 66 consecutive patients with brain death who were evaluated as heart donors. In a sub… CONTINUE READING

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