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Hypocalcaemia as a Reversible Cause of Acute Heart Failure in a Long-Term Survivor of Childhood Cancer
Inês Almeida Costa, Margarida Alvelos, Paulo Bettencourt
http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2017_000745
European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine - © EFIM

ABSTRACT

Hypocalcaemia is known for its neuromuscular symptoms, which are rapidly alleviated by intravenous supplementation. Calcium is also essential for both cardiac cell excitability and contraction. We present a case of acute heart failure due to hypocalcaemia in a young male with a complex medical history.

KEYWORDS

hypocalcemia; heart failure; long-term survivor childhood cancer

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