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Hemochromatosis heart disease: an unemphasized cause of potentially reversible restrictive cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7446557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac involvement in hemochromatosis typically results in congestive cardiomyopathy; a restrictive cardiomyopathy due to hemochromatosis is distinctly rare. A restrictive cardiomyopathy, which developed in the patient described in this report, was due to hemochromatosis which mimicked constrictive pericarditis clinically, echocardiographically and hemodynamically, and resulted in a thoracotomy for attempted surgical therapy. The fact that hemochromatosis represents the only cause of a restrictive cardiomyopathy that is potentially reversible by medical therapy makes early recognition of hemochromatosis heart disease important.
D J Cutler; J M Isner; A W Bracey; C A Hufnagel; P W Conrad; W C Roberts; D M Kerwin; A M Weintraub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-24     Completed Date:  1981-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  923-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemochromatosis / complications*
Liver / pathology
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology
Pericarditis, Constrictive / diagnosis

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