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Deep negative T waves associated with reversible left ventricular dysfunction in acute adrenal crisis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1328144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report two cases of reversible left ventricular dysfunction associated with deep negative T waves during acute adrenal crisis due to isolated deficiency of adrenocorticotrophic hormone. There were no symptoms suggestive of heart disease in either case and left ventricular wall motion abnormalities, present mainly around the left ventricular apex, returned to normal in 1-2 weeks. Deep negative T waves normalized 4 weeks after corticosteroid administration. Acute adrenal crisis should be considered when deep negative T waves are associated with left ventricular dysfunction without cardiac symptoms.
Authors:
K Iga; K Hori; H Gen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0910-8327     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-25     Completed Date:  1992-11-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Tenri Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenal Insufficiency / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / blood
Aged
Echocardiography*
Electrocardiography*
Female
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Humans
Hydrocortisone / blood
Middle Aged
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 9002-60-2/Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

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