Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152--155

Hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy presenting as cardiogenic shock


Pankaj Gupta, Munesh Tomar, Sitaraman Radhakrishnan, Savitri Shrivastava 
 Department of Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

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Pankaj Gupta
Department of Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110 025
India

Hypocalcemia is a less known but treatable cause for dilated cardiomyopathy, leading to severe heart failure in children. Cardiogenic shock related to hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy is a rare event. We describe 5 infants presenting with cardiogenic shock over 3 years, who were found to have severe hypocalcemia as a sole cause of myocardial dysfunction. The patients responded to calcium and vitamin D supplementation promptly and left ventricular systolic function normalized within months of treatment. In any case of cardiogenic shock, hypocalcemia should be included in the differential diagnosis and must be investigated.


How to cite this article:
Gupta P, Tomar M, Radhakrishnan S, Shrivastava S. Hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy presenting as cardiogenic shock.Ann Pediatr Card 2011;4:152-155


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Gupta P, Tomar M, Radhakrishnan S, Shrivastava S. Hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy presenting as cardiogenic shock. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];4:152-155
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