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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 12(2); 2010 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2010; 12(2): 66-69.
A case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome Complicated with Reversible Cardiomyopathy
Sung-Hyouk Kim, Su-Hyun Kim, and Yeong-Bae Lee
Copyright © 2010 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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A 73-year-old man with progressive quadriparesis was diagnosed as Guillain-Barré syndrome. On the 6th hospital day, thepatient complained of sudden chest discomfort. The blood test and echocardiography suggested myocardial injury, and acutemyocardial infarction was considered. However, coronary angiography displayed no vascular lesion, and the electrocardiographyand echocardiogram showed marked improvement 14 days later. We concluded the patient had a reversible cardiomyopathywhich is a rare complication of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Key words: Guillain-Barré; syndrome, Reversible cardiomyopathy, Autonomic dysfunction
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