Sudden Cardiac Death As a Result of Neglected Hypopituitarism

authors:

avatar Farhad Hajsheikholeslami 1 , * , avatar Shahrooz Yazdani 2

Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran, IR Iran
Department of Cardiology, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran, IR Iran

how to cite: Hajsheikholeslami F, Yazdani S. Sudden Cardiac Death As a Result of Neglected Hypopituitarism. Int J Endocrinol Metab.11(2): 117-9. doi: 10.5812/ijem.5374.

Abstract

Cardiac involvement infrequently occurs in hypopituitarism, and lethal cardiac arrhythmias are rarely reported. We present a middle age female who died as a consequence of refractory ventricular arrhythmia whose medical history and previous laboratory investigation were consistent with hypopituitarism. We conclude that hypopituitarism may lead to electrocardiographic changes and malignant ventricular arrhythmia and should be included in laboratory investigation and differential diagnosis of patients presenting with long QT syndrome

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