Reversible myocardial dysfunction in a patient with alcoholic ketoacidosis: a role for hypophosphatemia.

A 39-year-old woman had alcoholic ketoacidosis complicated by reversible life-threatening myocardial dysfunction. This complication occurred a few hours after correction of acidosis in association with severe hypophosphatemia. A marked improvement in clinical, echocardiographic, and hemodynamic features was associated with the normalization of the serum… CONTINUE READING