Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr David Preston

Presentation

45 year old man presented to ED following syncopal event. Drinks one of spirits a day. Exercise tolerance of less than 20m.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cardiac silhouette is grossly enlarged. Blunted costodiaphragmatic recesses. 

Case Discussion

A transthoracic echocardiogram showed an ejection fraction of 4%. The patient has since expressed a desire to stop drinking.

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Case information

rID: 23770
Case created: 7th Jul 2013
Last edited: 19th Nov 2015
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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