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Open Access Review
Cardiac Manifestations of Adrenal Insufficiency
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1 Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2016, 17(3-4), 131–136;
Published: 30 September 2016
It is estimated that the prevalence of primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease) is 1 in 10,000 people. There are multiple case reports and several studies that suggest a correlation between Addison disease and abnormalities of cardiac function. The pathophysiology of cardiac abnormalities in this condition is incompletely understood. This review explores what is currently known about the cardiac manifestations of Addison disease.
Addison disease
Adrenal insufficiency
Congestive heart failure
Glucocorticoid replacement
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