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Dilated cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam


Dyspnea on exertion and atypical chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

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

Tc-99m sestamibi

Nuclear medicine

Tc-99m 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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