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"Myocardial stunning"-like phenomenon during a crisis of pheochromocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7967019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A woman with a pheochromocytoma crisis initiated by cardiogenic shock showed severely impaired left ventricular contraction at the time of admission. Heart failure was improved rapidly, and an endomyocardial biopsy performed on the 11th day of admission showed findings compatible with "catecholamine cardiomyopathy". Regarding the pathogenesis of short-duration left ventricular dysfunction, catecholamine-induced cardiotoxicity would probably be the initial consideration. However, in this case, after considering the electrocardiogram on admission and a series of left ventriculograms, "myocardial stunning" following diffuse coronary vasospasm induced by catecholamine crisis may have also contributed to the dysfunction.
Authors:
O Yamanaka; F Yasumasa; T Nakamura; A Ohno; Y Endo; K Yoshimi; K Miura; H Yamaguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-23     Completed Date:  1994-12-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  737-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, International Goodwill Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*
Catecholamines / physiology
Coronary Vasospasm / etiology
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Myocardial Stunning / etiology*
Pheochromocytoma / complications*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Catecholamines

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