Takotsubo like cardiomyopathy with concomitant pheochromocytoma: A rare presentation

Document Type



Cardiology; Medicine; Surgery


Pheochromocytoma classically presents with headache, diaphoresis, palpitations and, raised blood pressure. Rarely, it manifests as cardiomyopathy. Herein, we present a case of a 42-year woman who presented with heart failure and on work-up was found to have pheochromocytoma leading to Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy. The biochemical profile revealed raised serum metanephrines and normetanephrines. CT abdomen showed a left adrenal mass. Within two weeks of presentation and before surgical excision of the mass, she recovered from cardiomyopathy. After medical optimisation, the patient underwent elective adrenalectomy, which on histological evaluation revealed pheochromocytoma.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan