Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a common cause of toxicological morbidity and mortality. Myocardial injury is a frequent consequence of moderate to severe CO poisoning. While the in-hospital mortality for these patients is low, the long-term outcome of myocardial injury in this setting is unknown. To determine the association between myocardial injury and long-term mortality in patients following moderate to severe CO poisoning. Prospective cohort study of 230 consecutive adult patients treated for moderate to severe CO poisoning with hyperbaric oxygen and admitted to the Hennepin County Medical Center, a regional center for treatment of CO poisoning, between January 1, 1994, and January 1, 2002. Follow-up was through November 11, 2005. All-cause mortality.
Henry, Satran, Lindgren, Adkinson, Nicholson, Henry, , , (2006). Myocardial injury and long-term mortality following moderate to severe carbon monoxide poisoning. JAMA, 2006 Jan;295(4):398-402. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16434630