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Thinking outside the heart: pheochromocytoma as a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy

Published:December 22, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.12.012
      A 42-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a two-week history of progressive dyspnoea. She also described paroxysmal episodes of palpitations, sweating and nervousness within the last months. Physical examination revealed jugular venous engorgement, painful hepatomegaly, and bilateral lung crackles.

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