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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-15

“Broken heart syndrome” Cardiovascular manifestations of traumatic brain injury

1 Centro De Investigaciones Biomédicas (CIB), Faculty of Medicine, University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
2 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
3 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
4 Department of Biochemistry, Medical College, Kolkata, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, India
6 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayna Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Amit Agrawal
Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/hm.hm_12_18

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Cardiovascular dysfunction frequently complicates outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), resulting in higher morbidity and mortality. TBI results in dysfunctions of the autonomic nervous system (mediated by catecholamines), altered systemic circulation homeostasis medicated by neurogenic stimuli, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic abnormities, and change in serum cardiac enzyme levels (not attributed to primary cardiac pathology). The present review attempts to find cardiovascular alterations following TBI, management to these patients, and their outcome.

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