Recurrent acute decompensated heart failure owing to severe iron deficiency anemia caused by inappropriate habitual bloodletting

Woo Hyun Lim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Hack Loyung Kim, Ki Hwan Kim, Sang Hoon Na, Hyun Jung Lee, Eun Gyu Kang, Jae Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Joo Hee Zo, Jung Ae Hong, Kwangyoun Kim, Myung A Kim

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Abstract

A 68-year-old woman visited the emergency department twice with symptoms of acute heart failure including shortness of breath, general weakness, and abdominal distension. Laboratory findings showed extremely low level of serum hemoglobin at 1.4 g/dL. Echocardiographic examination demonstrated dilated left ventricular cavity with systolic dysfunction and moderate amount of pericardial effusion. In this patient, acute heart failure due to severe iron deficiency anemia was caused by inappropriate habitual bloodletting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Dec 2015

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Bloodletting
Iron-Deficiency Anemias
Heart Failure
Pericardial Effusion
Dyspnea
Hospital Emergency Service
Hemoglobins
Serum

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Bloodletting
  • Heart failure

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