DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20175199

Reversible cardiomyopathy as a rare presentation of sheehan’s syndrome-case report and review of literature

Mohmmad Hayat Bhat, Farhana Bagdadi, Asma Rafi, Parvaiz Ahmad Shah

Abstract


Sheehan’s syndrome is a clinical condition characterised by post-partum panhypopitutarism caused by necrosis of the pituitary gland. The hypervascularity of the pituitary gland during pregnancy makes it vulnerable to arterial pressure changes and prone to haemorrhage in the post-partum period. The cardinal features are lethargy, secondary amenorrhea and lactational failure. The diagnosis in immediate post-partum period is difficult and require a high degree of suspicion. Cardiac involvement in sheehan’s syndrome is known but rare.

We hereby present a case of post-partum cardiomyopathy with relatively poor response to anti failure treatment. Patient however responded to hormone replacement including glucocorticoids and levothyroxine, after proper confirmation of the hypopituitary state. Cardiac dysfunction markedly reversed with the institution of replacement therapy.


Keywords


Hypopituitarism, Reversible dilated cardiomyopathy, Sheehan’s

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