WIJDAN LUQMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Bromocriptine has been reported to be useful in 33% to 86% of patients with acromegaly (1). Increases in cardiac stroke volume and lowering of peripheral resistance have also been seen with it (2, 3). We report the case of a patient who presented with frank pulmonary edema.
A 65-year-old woman had been diagnosed in the past at another institution as having acromegaly but refused neurosurgical or radiation treatment. She had had subtotal parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism, but no evidence of pancreatic tumor was found on celiac angiography. She had history of severe congestive heart failure for several years.
LUQMAN W. Bromocriptine in Congestive Heart Failure. Ann Intern Med. ;103:958. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-958_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):958.
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