European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

Hypocalcemic Heart Failure: A Case Report

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Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa

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Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul

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Harran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Endokrinoloji Bilim Dalı, Şanlıurfa

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Avukat Cengiz Gökçek Devlet Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, Gaziantep

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Iğdır Devlet Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, Iğdır

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Vakfıkebir Devlet Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, Trabzon

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Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 3. Dahiliye Kliniği, İstanbul

Eur J Ther 2011; 17: 40-41
Read: 279 Downloads: 111 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

Heart failure due to hypocalcemia is a very rare condition. Ensuring heart failure due to hypocalcemia is refractory to conventional treatment. We reported a 47-year-old woman who developed cardiac failure due to hypocalcemia. Echocardiography showed left ventricular dilatation, mild systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction %43), and pericardial effusion. Serum calcium level was too low. After treatment of heart failure by calcium-vitamin D supplementation, signs and symptoms of heart failure improved rapidly. Serum calcium level should be monitored in every patient with cardiac failure and hypocalcemia should be considered in patients with refractory heart failure.

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