Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 781–783

Myocardial dysfunction due to hypocalcemia

  • Munesh Tomar
  • Sitaraman Radhakrishnan
  • Savitri Shrivastava
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s13312-010-0117-z

Cite this article as:
Tomar, M., Radhakrishnan, S. & Shrivastava, S. Indian Pediatr (2010) 47: 781. doi:10.1007/s13312-010-0117-z

Abstract

Hypocalcemia is a curable cause of myocardial dysfunction and clinical congestive cardiac failure, with only stray reports available in literature. We describe 15 infants presenting with severe left ventricular dysfunction, who were found to have hypocalcemia with or without hypomagnesemia. Vitamin D deficiency was identified as the main cause of hypocalcemia. These children improved on supplementation of vitamin D and calcium.

Key words

ChildCongestive cardiac failureMyocardial dysfunctionHypocalcemiaVitamin D deficiency

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Munesh Tomar
    • 1
  • Sitaraman Radhakrishnan
    • 1
  • Savitri Shrivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Congenital Heart SurgeryEscorts Heart Institute and Research CentreNew DelhiIndia