1 Department of Emergency Services, Kendal Islamic Hospital, Kendal, Central Java, Indonesia
2 Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
3 Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Kendal Islamic Hospital, Kendal, Central Java, Indonesia
Acute heart failure in Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a rare cardiac disease in the pediatric population. A 15-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department of Kendal Islamic Hospital, Kendal, Indonesia, on June 26th, 2020, with shortness of breath, tachycardia, and oxygen desaturation.
The chest X-ray showed significant cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio of 70% and signs of pulmonary congestion. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed dilation of the left atrium and Left Ventricle (LV), decreased global LV systolic function with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 22%. Subsequently, he was diagnosed with acute heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy and discharged on day six of hospitalization.
Focused initial assessment and time-to-therapy in acute heart failure settings need to be understood by all clinicians, especially emergency care physicians.
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Abdullah Shehab Emirates Cardiac Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Biography
Biography of Abdullah Shehab
Dr. Abdullah Shehab has 22 years of experience in Internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology and medical education. Currently, he serves as the General Secretary of Emirates Cardiac Society and Vice President of Gulf Intervention Society. He is a Fellow of royal college of physicians UK, American college of physician, European society of cardiology, American college of cardiology, American society of cardiac intervention and fellow of the American heart association. Professor Shehab is the Chief Editor of Emirates Medical Journal and also serves as Editor in many other regional and international journals. Dr. Shehab has published 149 paper in Medline. His research interest includes: Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Dyslipidaemia, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac intervention, Cardiac imaging, Screening for cardiac disease in sport players, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.