Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2004;19(5):522-527.
Published online October 1, 2004.
A Case of Apical Hypertrohic Cardiomyopathy Associated with Pheochromocytoma.
Joon Ho Moon, Sung Woo Park, Sung Hee Ihm, Cheol Young Park, Ki Won Oh, Cheol Soo Choi, Seong Jin Lee, In Kyung Jung, Eun Gyung Hong, Hyeon Kyu Kim, Doo Man Kim, Jae Myung Yoo, Moon Gi Choi, Hyung Joon Yoo, So Young Ku, Soo Kee Min
Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology1, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Abstract
Pheochromocytomas often present with cardiovascular manifestations, such as arrhythmia, angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction and so on. Both dilated and nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathies are also rare complications of pheochromocytomas. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an apical variant form constitutes about 25% of cases in Japan, but only 1 to 2% of those in non-Japanese populations, including Korea. The cause of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AHC) remains unknown. Recently, some cases of AHC associated with pheochromocytomas have been reported, with catecholamine thought to be an important cause. AHC associated with a pheochromocytoma has never been previously reported in Korea. Herein is reported our experience of a case of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated a pheochromocytoma with a review of the literature
Key Words: Pheochromocytoma, Cardiomyopathy, Apical


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