Hypocalcemic heart failure: A reversible form of heart muscle disease

Takaaki Suzuki, Uichi Ikeda, Hideyjuki Fujikawa, Kazuyuki Shimada, Ken Saito
1998 Clinical Cardiology  
This paper reports the case ofa 53-year-old woman with hypocalcemia-induced reversible cadiomyopathy. Laboratory tests showed hypocalceniia caused by idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. Her left ventricular dysfunction persisted for a long period even after normalization of the serum calcium level. Observations suggest that physicians should be aware that hypocalcemia can be a reversible cause of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.
doi:10.1002/clc.4960210319 pmid:9541771 fatcat:yzaztztx3zbghbobjylocr7oc4