Dilated cardiomyopathy

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


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

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male

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

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
Published: 31st Jul 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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