Dilated cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

19 year old male patient presented with dyspnea on exertion and atypical chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

The chest x-ray reveal globular enlargement of the cardiac shadow. 

Modality: Nuclear medicine

Tec99 Sestamibi cardiac perfusion study demonstrates dilated left ventricular cavity with global hypokinesis (not shown). Poor ejection fraction of 22% was calculated. 

Case Discussion

Features are suggestive of dilated cardiomyopathy, which was confirmed upon reviewing the patient chart.

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Case Information

rID: 10283
Case created: 31st Jul 2010
Last edited: 6th Dec 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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