Complicated Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure due to Bleeding Myoma
Keywords:Acute heart failure, Bleeding, Leiomyoma, Stress-induced cardiomyopathy
Bleeding associated with uterine leiomyoma is a common complication for many women. Sustained bleeding reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of hemoglobin. However, a hemoglobin value below 2.0 g/dL due to bleeding is not common. Such a low level compensatively increases sympathetic tone and can lead to stress-induced cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. We report a case of severe anemia (1.4 g/dL of hemoglobin) with acute heart failure due to myoma-related bleeding.
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