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Acromegalic cardiomyopathy manifesting as asymptomatic ventricular premature contractions at regular medical check up: a case report
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16886498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 32-year-old Japanese male visited our hospital on May 20, 2004 because of ventricular premature contractions detected at a regular medical check up. He had been asymptomatic with adequate exercise capacity. However, echocardiography findings and Holter monitoring showed impaired left ventricular systolic function associated with left ventricular dilation and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia on June 26. Coronary angiography did not show significant stenosis. Different types of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia could be induced by an electrophysiologic test, but not sustained ventricular tachycardia. The physical findings, such as enlargement of the nose, lips, hands and feet, suggested endocrinologic abnormalities, and growth hormone and somatomedin-C levels were elevated. Therefore, the final diagnosis was cardiomyopathy caused by acromegaly.
Miho Nozaki; Shuya Nitta; Masashi Kasao; Tetsuro Shirai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0914-5087     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-04     Completed Date:  2006-08-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804703     Medline TA:  J Cardiol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  45-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Disease Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital, Fujimi 2-10-41, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071.
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MeSH Terms
Acromegaly / complications*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnosis*,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology
Ventricular Premature Complexes / etiology*

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