Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Pheochromocytoma mimicking acute myocarditis

Adam Curyło, Piotr Jankowski, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):145-148.
Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Pheochromocytoma, a relatively rare (0.1-0.8% of hypertensives), catecholamine-secreting tumor, is almost always lethal unless recognised and appropriately treated. Histological changes in myocardium can be often found in patients with hypertension crisis due to pheochromocytoma, however, only a few patients with clinical manifestations of acute myocarditis were described. We report a 18-year-old man hospitalised with symptoms of acute myocarditis. Precise clinical assessment allowed to diagnose pheochromocytoma.

Abstract

Abstract: Pheochromocytoma, a relatively rare (0.1-0.8% of hypertensives), catecholamine-secreting tumor, is almost always lethal unless recognised and appropriately treated. Histological changes in myocardium can be often found in patients with hypertension crisis due to pheochromocytoma, however, only a few patients with clinical manifestations of acute myocarditis were described. We report a 18-year-old man hospitalised with symptoms of acute myocarditis. Precise clinical assessment allowed to diagnose pheochromocytoma.
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Keywords

pheochromocytoma - hypertension - acute myocarditis

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Title

Pheochromocytoma mimicking acute myocarditis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 2 (2004)

Pages

145-148

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):145-148.

Keywords

pheochromocytoma - hypertension - acute myocarditis

Authors

Adam Curyło
Piotr Jankowski
Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz

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