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Clinical Observation
May 1982

Acute Reversible Cardiomyopathy Complicating Toxic Shock Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(5):1032-1034. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340180190031

A case of severe left ventricular dysfunction and low cardiac output accompanying the toxic shock syndrome was documented by two-dimensional echocardiography and hemodynamic measurements. This dysfunction was reversible over a five-month period. This appears to be a well-documented case of cardiomyopathy and toxic shock syndrome.