Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9880

Ijeoma Arodiwe

Paediatric Cardiology Firm, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, PMB 40001, Enugu, Nigeria

  • Case Report   
    Ischemic Gangrene in a Child with Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    Author(s): Josephat Chinawa*, Fortune Ujunwa, Grace Agu, Ijeoma Arodiwe and Egbuna Obidike

    Gangrene from left ventricular thrombus secondary to severe left ventricular dysfunction, is a very rare disease seen in children with cardiac disease. ON is a 6-year-old male who presented with a progressively worsening difficulty in breathing, progressively worsening facial, abdominal and leg swellings. Salient findings on examination were tender hepatomegaly, tachycardia (Pulse Rate (PR)=106 bpm) hypotension Blood Pressure (BP)=80/60 mmHg and displaced apex. Positive findings on investigation revealed ST and Q waves abnormalities and inverted T waves on ECG, Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) with pericardial effusion and left ventricular ejection fraction of 21% on echocardiography. Patient was commenced on intranasal oxygen and anti-failure regimen. He improved remarkably as evidence by improvement in clinical and echocardiographic indices. Three days late.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9880.21.12.680

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