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Cardiogenic shock with basal transient left ventricular ballooning (Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy) as first presentation of pheochromocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20407387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that produces a distant effect by secretion of catecholamines. This tumor usually presents with hypertension and palpitations but it may also cause cardiogenic shock because of catecholamine-induced myocardial dysfunction. We describe a rare case of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy as first manifestation of pheochromocytoma with an unusual onset characterized by severe hypotension and transient basal left ventricular ballooning ('inverted' Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy).
Gisella Di Palma; Gian P Daniele; Francesco Antonini-Canterin; Rita Piazza; Gian L Nicolosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Divisione di Medicina Interna, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Napoli, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery,  urine
Biological Markers / urine
Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use
Catecholamines / urine
Hypotension / etiology
Pheochromocytoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery,  urine
Shock, Cardiogenic / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*,  urine
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*,  urine
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Catecholamines

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