A case of transient left ventricular ballooning with pheochromocytoma, supporting pathogenetic role of catecholamines in stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Masataka Takizawa, Naoshi Kobayakawa, Hiroki Uozumi, Shigeto Yonemura, Takahide Kodama, Kazuyuki Fukusima, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Yukihiro Kaneko, Tomoyuki Kaneko, Kiichirou Fujita, Yukio Honma, Teruhiko Aoyagi

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    Abstract

    We experienced a case with severe acute heart failure showing "takotsubo"-like left ventricular asynergy. Subsequently, he was found to have pheochromocytoma, and underwent emergent adrenalectomy, which almost completely reversed his cardiac function and symptoms. His clinical course, supports the pathogenetic role of cathecholamines in "takotsubo cardiomyopathy".

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E15-E17
    JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
    Volume114
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 2

    Keywords

    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Catecholamine
    • Heart failure
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Takotsubo

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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