A reversible hypocalcemic dilated cardiomyopathy caused by primary hypoparathyroidism

  • Zhenli Cheng Department of Cardiovascular Medicine,Key Laboratory of Development and Disorder of Ministry of Education
  • Shiv Kumar Yadav Heart Center, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400014, PR China
  • Xiaoyan Liu Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Key Laboratory of Development and Disorder of Ministry of Education, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 400014
  • Qijian Yi Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Key Laboratory of Development and Disorder of Ministry of Education, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing International Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Child Development and Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 400014
Keywords: Heart failure, Dilated Cardiomyopoathy, Hypocalcemia, Hypoparathyroidism

Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by dilation and impaired contraction of one or both ventricles. Affected patients have impaired systolic function and may or may not develop overt heart failure (HF). Prognosis is generally poor without heart transplantation. We experienced a case of a 10-year-old child with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) accompanied by undiagnosed primary hypoparathyroidism. In our case,aggressive management of hypoparathyroidism significantly improved the manifestations of DCM. The case presentation highlights the importance of considering hypoparathyroidism as a cause of reversible myocardial dysfunction.

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Author Biography

Shiv Kumar Yadav, Heart Center, Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400014, PR China

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Published
2019-03-01
How to Cite
Cheng, Z., Yadav, S., Liu, X., & Yi, Q. (2019). A reversible hypocalcemic dilated cardiomyopathy caused by primary hypoparathyroidism. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(2), 65-68. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v10i2.22323
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Case Reports