J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2010 Mar;18(1):25-27. 10.4250/jcu.2010.18.1.25.

A Case of Hypocalcemia-Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea. kimjy@yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Hypocalcemia is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. Hypocalcemia induced cardiomyopathy is usually reversible when calcium level returns to normal range. We experienced a case of 57-year-old woman who had suffered from hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy and its consequence of dilated cardiomyopathy. After supplementation of calcium and vitamin D, symptoms of heart failure and LV function were recovered.

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Hypocalcemia; Dilated cardiomyopathy
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