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parasternal long axis echo -dilated cardiomyopathy

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parasternal long axis echo -dilated cardiomyopathy
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Added: 17-08-2015
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A male patient (age 40 ) with symptoms of heart failure (nocturnal and exertional dyspnea). He was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. Parasternal long axis echocardiographic view: The left ventricle and the left atrium are dilated. The anteroseptal and the posterior left ventricular wall are severely hypokinetic. There is also a very small pericardial effusion.The coronary arteriography was normal. He was treated with ramipril (ACE inhibitor), carvedilol (beta-blocker), furosemide (loop diuretic) and eplerenone (aldosterone antagonist). On re-examination symptoms and left ventricular function showed improvement. For more cardiology cases also watch my You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoOCgmBNnj1kjaemu8dhWw


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