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Life-threatening cardiac manifestations of pheochromocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20169139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-secreting tumor of the adrenal glands, usually with benign manifestations, whose typical clinical presentation includes the triad of headache, palpitations and diaphoresis. However, a wide range of signs and symptoms may be present. In the cardiovascular system, the most common signs are labile hypertension and sinus tachycardia. Systolic heart failure and ST-segment deviations mimicking myocardial infarction have also been reported, as well as QT interval prolongation and, rarely, ventricular tachycardia. We describe a challenging diagnosis of pheochromocytoma with many cardiovascular manifestations, which could have been missed due to the absence of typical symptoms.
Authors:
Luiz R Leite; Paula G Macedo; Simone N Santos; Luiz Quaglia; Cezar E Mesas; Angelo De Paola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  976120     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Centro de Estudos em Arritmia Cardíaca, SMDB Conj. 16 Lote 5 Cs A, Brasilia-DF 71680-160, Brazil.
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