Stress Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report

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Catalina Jaramillo, Danai Kitkungvan, Laura Ocacio and Daniel Ocazionez


Stress cardiomyopathy (SCM) mimics acute myocardial infarction, it’s part of the Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery (MINOCA) differential and occurs after emotional or physical stress. Left ventricle ballooning results in acute heart failure. A case of SCM with incidental finding of pheochromocytoma is presented. Pheochromocytoma is closely related to SCM and should be diagnosed as a single entity. Echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) are fundamental in the diagnosis. CMR cine sequences aid in the assessment of wall motion abnormalities, CMR T1 and T2 mapping protocol and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) help distinguish SCM from other fatal etiologies.

Published on: December 05, 2023
doi: 10.17756/micr.2023-099

Citation:  Jaramillo C, Kitkungvan D, Ocacio L, Ocazionez D. 2023. Stress Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report. J Med Imaging Case Rep 7(2): 61-64.