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Adrenal adenoma presenting with torsade de pointes--a case report.
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PMID:  12143955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of primary hyperaldosteronism due to an adrenal adenoma with near syncope and torsade de pointes is described. A woman patient had a history of high blood pressure and severe hypokalemia that was the cause of her ventricular arrhythmia, which was controlled by administering potassium supplementation but no antiarrhythmic medication. Adrenal adenoma was identified on axial computerized tomography. This case report suggests that there may be a chance of complete cure from torsade de pointes if the underlying cause of QT prolongation can be identified.
Elif Sade; Aytekin Oto; Ali Oto; Zafer Oner; Altunay Daver; Orhan Onalan; Banu Bilezikci; Lale Tokgözoğlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2002 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-29     Completed Date:  2002-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma / complications,  diagnosis*
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*
Torsades de Pointes / etiology*

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