Hypocalcaemia as a Reversible Cause of Acute Heart Failure in a Long-Term Survivor of Childhood Cancer

  • Inês Almeida Costa Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto
  • Margarida Alvelos Internal Medicine Department, Hospital CUF, Porto
  • Paulo Bettencourt Internal Medicine Department, Hospital CUF, Porto
Keywords: hypocalcemia, heart failure, long-term survivor childhood cancer


Hypocalcaemia is known for its neuromuscular symptoms, which are rapidly alleviated by intravenous supplementation. Calcium is also essential for both cardiac cell excitability and contraction. We present a case of acute heart failure due to hypocalcaemia in a young male with a complex medical history.


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  • Published: 2017-10-11

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    How to cite:
    Almeida Costa, I., Alvelos, M., & Bettencourt, P. (2017). Hypocalcaemia as a Reversible Cause of Acute Heart Failure in a Long-Term Survivor of Childhood Cancer. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000745