Case 2-2003

Yurchak, Peter M.; Deshpande, Vikram
January 2003
New England Journal of Medicine;1/16/2003, Vol. 348 Issue 3, p243
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 60-year-old man suffering from congestive heart failure. The man was admitted to the hospital with dyspnea and pulmonary vascular congestion. An electrocardiogram of the patient showed atrial fibrillation with a ventricular rate of 48 to 55 beats per minute. The patient also had a long history of hypertension. A cardiac ultrasonographic study showed left atrial enlargement, and dilatation of the aortic root. Chest radiographs of the patient suggested the presence of pulmonary vascular congestion.


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