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Physiological hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and subendocardial infarction in a patient with a pheochromocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7194379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the occurrence of a pheochromocytoma in a middle-aged, black female with a 12-year history of hypertension, and a strong family history of hypertension. In this case, the pheochromocytoma was associated with a subendocardial myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure which occurred in the presence of large, dilated coronary arteries without intraluminal obstructions. The patient also had the murmur and echocardiographic and ventriculographic signs typical of idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, which resolved following removal of the tumor and return of the blood pressure to normal. The authors believe this to represent a form of transient physiological hypertrophic subaortic stenosis secondary to a hypercatecholamine state.
E C Levister; J B Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-25     Completed Date:  1981-06-25     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / etiology*
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Pheochromocytoma / complications*

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