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stunning

The deep scoring or bruising of building stone, esp. by careless cutting.
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Neurohumoral features of myocardial stunning due to sudden emotional stress.
Myocardial stunning due to simultaneous multivessel coronary spasms: a review of 5 cases.
Embolic phenomena have been previously implicated" in on-pump CABG, but myocardial stunning is the more likely culprit in off-pump CABG, the investigators said.
Regarding exercise-related myocardial stunning as reported in endurance athletes after competition(7), BNP as a surrogate marker of transient left ventricular dysfunction (18, 19) remained normal.
Despite marked improvements in surgical techniques and the development of various protective strategies designed to protect the heart during intraoperative cardiac arrest, myocardial stunning continues to be a common problem following open-heart surgery," commented Dr.