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Cardiogenic shock and tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy in a 9-year-old girl with retroperitoneal paraganglioma
  1. Johanne Auriau1,
  2. Ludovic Mansuy2,
  3. Stéphanie Douchin1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Grenoble and Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Haematology Oncology, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stéphanie Douchin, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Grenoble and Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble 38043, France; sdouchin{at}chu-grenoble.fr

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A 9-year-old girl was admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit for acute heart failure associated with high blood pressure. She had a history of asthenia, abdominal pain and profuse sweating. The ECG showed elements compatible with an anterolateral infarction associated with an elevated troponin I, but the coronary angiogram was normal (figure 1A). On echocardiogram and left ventriculography, there was a severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (30%) with …

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