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Severe reversible cardiac failure associated with methanol intoxication.
  1. A. Cavalli,
  2. A. Volpi,
  3. A. P. Maggioni,
  4. M. Tusa,
  5. G. De Pieri
  1. Department of Cardiology, G. Fornaroli Hospital, Milano, Italy.


    Methanol intoxication produces a well recognized clinical picture characterized by gastrointestinal, ocular and nervous system symptoms. The effect of poisoning on the cardiovascular system has not been well documented. We report the case of a 55 year old man whose acute methanol intoxication caused severe reversible cardiac failure. This represents the first description of an association between methanol toxicity and acute cardiac dysfunction in man.

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