What are the possible complications of pheochromocytomas?

Updated: Jul 20, 2020
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Many cardiac manifestations are associated with pheochromocytomas. [27] Hypertension is the most common complication. Cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial and ventricular fibrillation, may occur because of excessive plasma catecholamine levels. Other complications include the following:

  • Myocarditis
  • Signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction [28]
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary edema: Either of cardiac or noncardiac origin

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