Journal article

CARDIOMEGALY FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE BURNS

GD MUKHERJEE, PG BASU, S ROY, M SEAL

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY | LITTLE BROWN CO | Published : 1987

Abstract

One of our patients had been recovering from prolonged illness for about eight months following extensive deep burns of the lower limbs, along with other complications, when he had a sudden attack of acute dyspnea with orthopnea. The cause of this condition was diagnosed as secondary hypodynamic cardiomyopathy. We found no previous report of such a complication following burns in the available literature.