Dilated cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Alcoholic patient presented with chest pain and dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Moderate four chamber enlargement is seen with thinning of ventricular
myocardium, and annular dilatation of mitral and tricuspid valves. IVC
and pulmonary veins are prominent.

Case Discussion

In a young alcoholic, dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most important causes of four chamber cardiac enlargement.

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Case information

rID: 16203
Published: 29th Dec 2011
Last edited: 30th Oct 2020
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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