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Korean J Intern Med. 2013 Sep;28(5):605-8. doi: 10.3904/kjim.2013.28.5.605. Epub 2013 Aug 14.

Reversible dilated cardiomyopathy caused by idiopathic hypoparathyroidism.

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Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is usually an idiopathic disease with a poor prognosis. Hypocalcemia is a rare and reversible cause of DCM. Here, we report a 50-year-old female with DCM, induced by idiopathic hypoparathyroidism, that improved after treatment with calcium.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiomyopathy, dilated; Hypocalcemia; Hypoparathyroidism

PMID:
24009458
PMCID:
PMC3759768
DOI:
10.3904/kjim.2013.28.5.605
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