Vol 60, No 4 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Severe heart failure due to toxic cardiomyopathy in a young patient - a case report

Anna Lisowska, Elżbieta Skibińska, Włodzimierz Musiał
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(4):372-373.
Vol 60, No 4 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 26-year-old male with a two-week history of increased dyspnea, weakness and depressed physical tolerance, is presented. Dilated cardiomyopathy due to cardiotoxic effects of toluene was diagnosed. Echocardiography showed left ventricular ejection fraction of 15%. Standard pharmacological treatment, including amiodarone administered due to atrial fibrillation, caused constant clinical improvement, return of sinus rhythm and increase in the ejection fraction to 45%.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 26-year-old male with a two-week history of increased dyspnea, weakness and depressed physical tolerance, is presented. Dilated cardiomyopathy due to cardiotoxic effects of toluene was diagnosed. Echocardiography showed left ventricular ejection fraction of 15%. Standard pharmacological treatment, including amiodarone administered due to atrial fibrillation, caused constant clinical improvement, return of sinus rhythm and increase in the ejection fraction to 45%.
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Keywords

toxic cardiomyopathy

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Title

Severe heart failure due to toxic cardiomyopathy in a young patient - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 4 (2004)

Pages

372-373

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(4):372-373.

Keywords

toxic cardiomyopathy

Authors

Anna Lisowska
Elżbieta Skibińska
Włodzimierz Musiał

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