Kim Munk

[Acute cardiac failure in pheochromocytoma.]

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  • The Department of Cardiological Medicine B
  • Urologisk afdeling, Aalborg Sygehus Nord
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
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume170
Issue23
Pages (from-to)2039
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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