NEIL E. DOHERTY, M.D.; ALAIN ADES, M.D.; PREDIMAN K. SHAH, M.D.; ROBERT J. SIEGEL, M.D.
Hypothermia results from the inability of the body to maintain adequate heat production relative to heat loss. The reported causes of this syndrome include environmental exposure, sepsis, malnutrition, and endocrine-metabolic disorders such as hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, hypopituitarism, or hypoadrenalism (1). Hypothermia also may be drug induced, associated with central nervous system and hypothalmic disorders, or caused by inadequate dermal protection due to burns or severe erythrodermas (2). To our knowledge, neither hypothermia as a consequence of low cardiac output secondary to acute myocardial infarction nor its reversal with intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation has been previously reported.
A 79-year-old woman (Patient 1) was
DOHERTY NE, ADES A, SHAH PK, SIEGEL RJ. Hypothermia with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;101:797–798. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-797
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):797-798.
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