Isolated Right Ventricular Dilated Cardiomyopathy: An Early Diagnosis

Sem Briongos Figuero, Alvaro Acena Navarro

Abstract


Because of an incomplete right bundle branch block, a severe right ventricular dilatation with no left ventricular cardiomyopathy was found in a 44-year-old man. Magnetic resonance and transesophageal echocardiography confirmed the finding and these tests also failed to find any potential cause. A pulmonary hemodynamic study and a coronary angiography were strictly normal. Lastly pulmonary function tests and a pulmonary angiography were performed, which did not find any lung disease causing the right ventricular dilatation. The patient was catalogued as an early stage of an idiopathic form of right ventricular dilated cardiomyopathy.




J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(10):817-819
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2165w

Keywords


Right ventricle; Dilated cardiomyopathy; Idiopathic

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