Overzealous resuscitation of the severely malnourished patient may be associated with life-threatening complications. A variety of electrolyte, hemodynamic, septic, and nutritional derangements may result in sudden decompensation and even death. We present a case that dramatically illustrates these complications and focuses on the key role of underlying nutritional cardiomyopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Nutrition and Dietetics