- The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
- Japanese Journal of Medicine (ISSN:00215120)
- vol.29, no.3, pp.305-308, 1990 (Released:2006-03-27)
A case of tetanus accompanied by severe reversible left ventricular motion impairment is reported. Emergent coronary angiography showed no abnormalities and large akinesis was present on left ventriculography. The plasma catecholamine level was not too high in the acute phase, therefore it is thought that the cause of this depressed left ventricular wall motion abnormality was due to some metabolite derived from tetanus.