What are the possible cardiovascular complications of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Cardiovascular effects of anorexia nervosa include the following [74, 23, 75] :

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Mitral valve prolapse

  • Supraventricular and ventricular dysrhythmias

  • Long QT syndrome

  • Bradycardia

  • Orthostatic hypotension

  • Shock due to congestive heart failure


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