[Acute cardiac failure in pheochromocytoma.]

Morten Jønler, Kim Munk

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Pheochromocytoma (P) is an endocrine catecholamine-secreting tumor. Classical symptoms like hypertension, attacks of sweating, palpitations, headache and palor are related to catecholamine discharge. We provide a case of P in a 71 year-old man presenting with acute cardiac failure, severe reduction in left ventricular function and elevated myocardial enzymes. No coronary stenoses were found. The myocardium regained nearly normal systolic function in one and a half month. A renal P was laparoscopicaly removed. We discuss the pathophysiology of catecholamine cardiomyopathy.
Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Jun-2
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)2039
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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