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Pheochromocytoma Presenting as Takotsubo-Like Cardiomyopathy Following Delivery.
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PMID:  25148811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma during pregnancy can be difficult and the tumor carries an unfavorable prognosis if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.Methods: To present a case, of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy, characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning due to pheochromocytoma following delivery.Results: A few hours after Caesarean section a 32-year-old Caucasian woman presented with pulmonary edema followed by cardiac arrest, with echocardiographic and ventriculographic evidence of reversible acute myocardial failure characteristic of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy. A previously unrecognized adrenal pheochromocytoma was found during further clinical work-up. Left ventricle function normalized after surgical removal of the tumor carried out after implementing alpha-adrenoreceptor blockade. Hemorrhagic necrosis of the pheochromocytoma was seen on histopathology, which might have triggered the sequence of events leading to the development of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and hemodynamic collapse.Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge we describe here the first reported case of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy related to pheochromocytoma following the delivery. This emphasizes the increased cardiovascular risk if pheochromocytoma is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner especially during pregnancy.
Katarzyna Jóźwik-Plebanek; Mariola Pęczkowska; Anna Klisiewicz; Kazimierz Wrzesiński; Aleksander Prejbisz; Maciej Niewada; Marek Kabat; Małgorzata Szperl; Graeme Eisenhofer; Jacques W Lenders; Andrzej Januszewicz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1934-2403     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocr Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607439     Medline TA:  Endocr Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-16     Citation Subset:  -    
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