Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 184–187

Takotsubo-Like Cardiomyopathy in a 17-Year-Old Male with a Pheochromocytoma

  • Nicholas H. Von Bergen
  • Jill K. Lyon
  • R. Erik Edens
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-008-9279-z

Cite this article as:
Von Bergen, N.H., Lyon, J.K. & Edens, R.E. Pediatr Cardiol (2009) 30: 184. doi:10.1007/s00246-008-9279-z

Abstract

We report a case of a 17-year-old adolescent male with Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy in the setting of pheochromocytoma who presented with hematemesis, hypertension, and pallor. Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy is rarely reported in the pediatric population, and this is the first report in the pediatric literature of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy associated with both pheochromocytoma and an elongated course of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

Keywords

Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy Pheochromocytoma Pediatrics 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas H. Von Bergen
    • 1
  • Jill K. Lyon
    • 1
  • R. Erik Edens
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric Cardiology DepartmentThe University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Iowa CityUSA

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