Hair Spray Induced Cardiomyopathy


Inhalant, cardiomyopathy, hydrocarbon toxicity


Inhalants are common drugs of abuse. Hydrocarbons, the active ingredient in most inhalants, exert depressant effects on the central nervous system, causing a ‘high’. In the heart, hydrocarbon toxicity can predispose patients to arrhythmias and heart failure through increased sympathetic susceptibility. We present the case of a 28-year-old female who developed dilated cardiomyopathy in the setting of chronic inhalant abuse.



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    Published: 2022-04-12
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 4 (view)

    How to cite:
    Kashfi S, Sharma S. Hair Spray Induced Cardiomyopathy. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003313.

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