2014, Number 1
Med Int Mex 2014; 30 (1)
Carrillo-Esper R, Garcilazo- Reyes YJ
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ABSTRACTPatients with acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage often present with more than just neurological compromise. Cardiopulmonary dysfunction is just one of many complications that may occur following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cardiac injury and pulmonary edema occur after acute neurological injury. Catecholamines release due hypothalamic dysfunction result in specific myocardial lesions and hydrostatic pressure injury to the pulmonary capillaries causing neurogenic pulmonary edema. In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage the event of cardio-respiratory compromise full investigation, attentive monitoring and appropriate intervention are required to optimize cardiopulmonary function.