Severe Cardiomyopathy after Huffing Dust-Off™.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Cates, A. L., & Cook, M. D. (2016). Severe Cardiomyopathy after Huffing Dust-Off™. Case Reports In Emergency Medicine, 20169204790. doi:10.1155/2016/9204790.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty