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Broken heart syndrome in myasthenia gravis

Authors

  • Vibhav Bansal MD,

    1. Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois Medical Center, 912 South Wood Street, 855N, M/C 796, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
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  • Mayank M. Kansal MD,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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  • Julie Rowin MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois Medical Center, 912 South Wood Street, 855N, M/C 796, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    • Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois Medical Center, 912 South Wood Street, 855N, M/C 796, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
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Abstract

Broken heart syndrome or stress-induced non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (SICM) has rarely been reported in the setting of myasthenic crisis. We describe a case of reversible SICM that occurred simultaneously with myasthenic crisis in a 77-year-old man without prior cardiac history, and we discuss the previous findings that support an association of other cardiac disorders with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve 000: 000–000, 2011

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