Neurogenic stunned myocardium in Guillain-Barré syndrome.

  title={Neurogenic stunned myocardium in Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome.},
  author={Richard K. Bernstein and Stephan A. Mayer and Anthony R Magnano},
  volume={54 3},
Neurogenic stunned myocardium (NSM), a syndrome of reversible left ventricular dysfunction best described after subarachnoid hemorrhage, has not been associated with peripheral neuropathy. We describe a woman with Guillain-Barre syndrome in whom a syndrome compatible with NSM developed in the setting of a physiologically documented increase in sympathetic cardiovascular tone. This case supports the presumed unifying role of excessive sympathetic nervous system activation in the pathogenesis of… CONTINUE READING