SourceThe Geelong Hospital, Geelong Cardiology Research Unit, P.O. Box: 281, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AbstractCobaltism related to athroplasty implants has been anecdotally documented in at least six cases presenting with a combination of neurological, endocrine and cardiac symptoms with improvement in most symptoms after revision. Causality however has not been well established. This report documents the case of a 75 year-old male farmer who presents with possible cobalt cardiomyopathy from severe cobalt poisoning in the setting of arthroprosthetic cobaltism with symptomatic improvement upon revision of the hip.
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