Stephen W. Olson, MD; Leonard E. Deal, MD; Michael Piesman, MD
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Olson SW, Deal LE, Piesman M. Epinephrine-Secreting Pheochromocytoma Presenting with Cardiogenic Shock and Profound Hypocalcemia. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:849-851. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-10-200405180-00033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(10):849-851.
Editor's Note:The lead author of the following Clinical Observation was one of a dozen Associates of the American College of Physicians selected to present a clinical vignette at the 2002 Annual Session in Philadelphia. We are proud to present this case report through a special arrangement with the Council of Associates of the College.
TO THE EDITOR:
Background: Fewer than 10% of pheochromocytomas secrete predominantly epinephrine, which is 10 times more metabolically active than norepinephrine (1). Epinephrine-secreting pheochromocytomas are associated with high morbidity and mortality due to cardiogenic shock (2-10).
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