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Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

Myocardial injury due to acute carbon monoxide intoxication is often refractory to standard resuscitation methods. Levosimendan is a new inotropic agent that is used in the treatment of acute and chronic heart failure. We report a case of severe cardiopulmonary compromise after exposure to carbon monoxide in a 40-year-old woman who was monitored using transthoracic echocardiography and the arterial pulse contour analysis system (FloTrac) and successfully treated with levosimendan.

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