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Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-05-12
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Pheochromocytoma mimicking a non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction

Gerardo Musuraca, Ferdinando Imperadore, Clotilde Terraneo, Chiara Vaccarini, Daniele Prati, Maurizio Centonze, Giuseppe Vergara
Cardiol J 2009;16(4):355-357.

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Vol 16, No 4 (2009)
Case Reports
Published online: 2009-05-12

Abstract

We report a 57 year-old male patient admitted with a diagnosis of non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. He had suffered from chest pain, diaphoresis and intense asthenia for three days. The electrocardiogram on admission showed a high frequency sinus tachycardia. Troponin T levels were elevated. An echocardiogram suggested an antero-lateral myocardial infarction. Eventually, a left adrenal pheochromocytoma was discovered. Left ventricular function, severely depressed, returned to normal after medical and surgical therapy.

Abstract

We report a 57 year-old male patient admitted with a diagnosis of non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. He had suffered from chest pain, diaphoresis and intense asthenia for three days. The electrocardiogram on admission showed a high frequency sinus tachycardia. Troponin T levels were elevated. An echocardiogram suggested an antero-lateral myocardial infarction. Eventually, a left adrenal pheochromocytoma was discovered. Left ventricular function, severely depressed, returned to normal after medical and surgical therapy.
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Keywords

pheochromocytoma; acute myocardial infarction

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Title

Pheochromocytoma mimicking a non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 4 (2009)

Pages

355-357

Published online

2009-05-12

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(4):355-357.

Keywords

pheochromocytoma
acute myocardial infarction

Authors

Gerardo Musuraca
Ferdinando Imperadore
Clotilde Terraneo
Chiara Vaccarini
Daniele Prati
Maurizio Centonze
Giuseppe Vergara

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