Yulia A. Katushkina

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Title: “Clinical observation of a patient with primary hypoparathyroidism, uncontrolled hypocalcemia and heart failure”

Hypocalcemia and associated symptoms are common manifestations of postoperative hypoparathyroidism clinical picture. Meanwhile, there are not so many patients with hypocalcemia occurring due to primary hypoparathyroidism, manifested by heart failure (HF). Current article describes a clinical case of a 45-year-old female patient with primary hypoparathyroidism and uncontrolled hypocalcemia, in whom acute HF was developed, and was accompanied by a significant decrease in the left ventricular ejection fraction and heart cavities dilatation. After normalization of the calcium level in the blood serum, the clinical symptoms of HF regressed, cardiac function normalized. That rare case has shown the key role of calcium in maintaining cardiac function in such kind of patients, as well as the critical importance of abolition the reversible causes of HF.

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