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Author Ibrahim, Abdalla ♦ Satti, Zahir ♦ Curtin, Ronan
Editor Sayar, Nurten
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Abstract 31-year-old male with no past medical history apart from high blood pressure noted by GP one week prior to admission presented with a three-week history of a flu-like illness and symptoms of heart failure with severe global left ventricular dilation and dysfunction on Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE). Two weeks following admission he complained of left arm pain and CT upper limb confirmed embolic occlusion of the left brachial artery and incidental severe coarctation of the proximal descending aorta after the origin of the left subclavian artery. Follow-up TTE suggested the presence of coarctation of the aorta on a suprasternal view which was not performed at the time of his first TTE. His heart failure and blood pressure responded very well to medical therapy and he has been referred for surgical correction of his aortic coarctation.
ISSN 20906404
Learning Resource Type Report
Publisher Date 2017-07-27
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 20906412
Journal Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume Number 2017
Page Count 2


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