Neurogenic stunned myocardium in Guillain-Barre syndrome

Richard Bernstein, Stephan A. Mayer*, Anthony Magnano

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 NSM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 8 2000


  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Neurogenic stunned myocardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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