Title: From trivial headache to life-threatening disease
Authors: Verrijcken, Anton ×
Sciot, Raphael
Dubois, Christophe #
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2011
Publisher: Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press
Series Title: International Journal of Cardiology vol:146 issue:1 pages:e7-e9
Abstract: Sometimes, a clinical course that initially appears to be 'classic' turns out to be a manifestation of a rare disease. We report on a 62-year-old woman who presented initially with episodic headache, followed by cardiogenic shock. What was first thought to be an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction, later to be a takostubo cardiomyopathy, finally appeared to be a catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy due to a pheochromocytoma. This case illustrates that in a patient with presumed takotsubo cardiomyopathy and episodic headache, sweating, hypertension or tachycardia, pheochromocytoma needs to be excluded.
ISSN: 0167-5273
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
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