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Jan
2011

The clinical presentation of pheochromocytoma is variable and many biochemical and imaging methods have been suggested to improve the diagnostic accuracy of what has been termed "the great masquerader". This case-report is of a middle-aged woman with a non-specific clinical presentation suggesting acute coronary syndrome or subacute myocarditis. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at presentation showed myocardial edema and intramyocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE).

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Dec
1969

Pheochromocytoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor that secretes high levels of catecholamines and usually causes paroxysmal or sustained hypertension. Various forms of myocardial damage have also been reported, including cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, and angina. When patients present with severe unexplained heart failure, exploring all causes for the source of cardiomyopathy is essential, especially if the cause is reversible.

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Oct
2015

Pheochromocytoma can occur with a variety of cardiovascular signs and symptoms, and this tumor can also precipitate an acute heart failure associated with the typical clinical and instrumental findings of myocarditis. This peculiar etiology of acute myocarditis, known as “adrenergic myocarditis,” should be suspected when specific “red flags” of pheochromocytoma such as headache, palpitations, diaphoresis, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, and left ventricular dysfunction suggesting Takotsubo syndrome are detected. In fact, its diagnosis allows a specific targeted therapy.

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