Why can flu be so deadly? An unusual case of cardiogenic shock

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Abbreviations

CRP:

C-Reactive protein

CPK:

Creatine phosphokinase

CRRT:

Continuous renal replacement therapy

CS:

Cardiogenic shock

CT:

Computed tomography

ECG:

Electrocardiogram

FM:

Fulminant myocarditis

IABP:

Intra-aortic balloon pump

ICU:

Intensive care unit

LGE:

Late gadolinium enhancement

LVEF:

Left ventricular ejection fraction

PEA:

Pulseless electrical activity

TEE:

Transesophageal echocardiography

TTE:

Transthoracic echocardiography

V-A ECMO:

Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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Ciabatti, M., Vignini, E., Mattesini, A. et al. Why can flu be so deadly? An unusual case of cardiogenic shock. Intern Emerg Med 15, 679–684 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02094-4

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Keywords

  • Fulminant myocarditis
  • Influenza B
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Extracorporeal life support