Reversible cardiogenic shock complicating subarachnoid haemorrhage

Michael J. A. Parr, Simon R. Finfer, Michael K. Morgan

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Abstract

When rupture of a cerebral aneurysm results in cardiovascular collapse the prognosis may seem hopeless and active management may be withheld. We report five cases of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage associated with severe myocardial dysfunction and cardiogenic shock. Intensive treatment, including intravenous inotropes and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, resulted in good neurological and cardiovascular recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-683
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ
Volume313
Issue number7058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes

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