Cardiovascular involvement is common in acromegaly and can lead to development of acromegalic cardiomyopathy, characterized by concentric biventricular hypertrophy with a progressive impairment of diastolic and systolic function. The onset of heart failure and arrhythmias are related to poor prognosis. We report on a case of a 48-year-old man with acromegalic cardiomyopathy caused by pituitary adenoma. Despite the successful trans-sphenoidal resection of the tumour, the patient was rehospitalized for ventricular arrhythmic storms that led to cardiogenic shock, which required mechanical hemodynamic support with intra-aortic balloon pump, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and urgent heart transplantation.

Acromegalic Cardiomyopathy With Malignant Arrhythmogenic Pattern Successfully Treated With Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation

FINATO, Nicoletta;LIVI, Ugolino;
2017

Abstract

Cardiovascular involvement is common in acromegaly and can lead to development of acromegalic cardiomyopathy, characterized by concentric biventricular hypertrophy with a progressive impairment of diastolic and systolic function. The onset of heart failure and arrhythmias are related to poor prognosis. We report on a case of a 48-year-old man with acromegalic cardiomyopathy caused by pituitary adenoma. Despite the successful trans-sphenoidal resection of the tumour, the patient was rehospitalized for ventricular arrhythmic storms that led to cardiogenic shock, which required mechanical hemodynamic support with intra-aortic balloon pump, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and urgent heart transplantation.
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