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Refractory biventricular heart failure in secondary hemochromatosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4073117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac hemochromatosis usually presents with clinical congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart. A woman with secondary hemochromatosis and features of both restrictive and congestive cardiomyopathy with a normal sized heart is described. Despite all interventions she had progressive cardiac impairment and expired eight days following presentation. The clinical and laboratory findings of 49 cases of cardiac hemochromatosis during the last 50 years are reviewed. While the disease usually progresses slowly, a significant minority die within fourteen days of recognition. Not infrequently pericardial tamponade is entertained as a cause for this rapid deterioration; however, both a restrictive and congestive cardiomyopathy appear to be responsible for this catastrophic presentation.
P A Furth; W Futterweit; R Gorlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  290     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-14     Completed Date:  1986-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / etiology*,  pathology
Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive / etiology*,  pathology
Hemochromatosis / complications*,  pathology
Myocardium / pathology
Pericarditis / etiology,  pathology

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