Title

Severe Cardiomyopathy after Huffing Dust-Off™.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

A 34-year-old man was found down in a parking lot after huffing fifteen cans of Dust-Off. Though lucid during the initial hospital evaluation, the patient experienced a generalized seizure followed by a torsades de pointes arrhythmia and was resuscitated. An echocardiogram revealed left and right ventricular dysfunction with an ejection fraction of 25%. This unique outcome of inhalant abuse has scarcely been reported in similar cases. The patient fully recovered and had a normal ejection fraction prior to discharge.

Volume

2016

First Page

9204790

Last Page

9204790

ISSN

2090-648X

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine

PubMedID

27313914

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article