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Hypoglycemic myocardial stunning as cause of cardiogenic shock in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy: A case report and review of literature

DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21024, PP. 89-92

Keywords: Chronic Heart Failure, Hypoglycemia, Myocardial Stunning, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Cardiogenic Shock

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Hypoglycemia is a common complication seen in patients with diabetes mellitus and has been proven to have adverse effects on cardiovascular mortality. Hypoglycemia can potentially lead to worsening of cardiac function in patients with ischemic heart disease. We present a case of cardiogenic shock in a patient with hypoglycemia secondary to insulin accumulation due to worsening renal function with dramatic recovery of shock once his sugars normalized.

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