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Pheochromocytoma: An overlooked reversible cause of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(6): 501-505 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.86087

Pheochromocytoma: An overlooked reversible cause of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

Ali Çoner1, Ali Gökhan Özyıldız2
1Department of Cardiology, Başkent University Hospital Alanya Application and Research Center, Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Training and Research Hospital, Rize, Turkey

Pheochromocytoma is a rare, benign tumor of adrenal medulla, and its clinical symptoms are related to catecholamine production. Clinical presentation may vary in a broad spectrum. Dilated or hypertrophied cardiomyopathies are the possible clinical outcomes of pheochromocytoma. Pheochromocytoma should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis where resistant hypertension, palpitations, headache, and sweating accompany cardiomyopathy. Excessive adrenergic stimulation causing catecholamine discharge can trigger hypertension crisis, pulmonary edema, and myocardial necrosis. Here in this report, we aimed to present the case of a patient with pheochromocytoma related cardiomyopathy who was totally recovered after surgical excision of the tumor.

Keywords: Pheochromocytoma, Cardiomyopathy, Surgical excision











How to cite this article
Ali Çoner, Ali Gökhan Özyıldız. Pheochromocytoma: An overlooked reversible cause of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(6): 501-505

Corresponding Author: Ali Çoner, Türkiye
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