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Sudden and/or chronic exposure to catecholamines may predispose patients with phaeochromocytoma to cardiac pathology, including left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, stress-induced cardiomyopathy and heart failure. This is a prospective, multicentre study using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to describe the variety and incidence of cardiac abnormalities in patients diagnosed with phaeochromocytoma.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306118.122

Type

Journal article

Journal

Heart

Publication Date

06/2014

Volume

100 Suppl 3

Keywords

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance, cardiomyopathy, phaeochromocytoma