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JCU 2008 December;16(4) :130-132.
Drug-Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy Associated with Anagrelide
Seong-Yoon Kim, Jang-Young Kim, Young-Jin Youn, Nam Seok Lee, Min-Soo Ahn, Kyung-Hoon Lee, Ho-Young Kim, Kyung-Hoon Choe
Division of Cardiology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea and Division of Hemato-Oncology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jang-Young Kim ,
Anagrelide is an effective drug for essential thrombocythaemia, and its adverse cardiovascular effects are relatively rarely reported. We experienced a 73 year-old man with essential thrombocythaemia developed anagrelide-induced dilated cardiomyopathy. After discontinuation of anagrelide, the patient’s left ventricular systolic function was completely recovered.
Keywords: Anagrelide, Cardiomyopathy.
Volume 26, No 1
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