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Atypical right heart failure in a septuagenarian
  1. Pamela Moceri1,2,
  2. Stéphane Lopez3,
  3. Emile Ferrari1
  1. 1 Cardiology Department, Nice University Hospital, Nice, France
  2. 2 UR2CA, Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  3. 3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institut Arnault Tzanck, Saint-Laurent du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pamela Moceri, Cardiology Department, Nice University Hospital, Nice 06000, France; moceri.p{at}

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A septuagenarian patient with history of high blood pressure was referred to the cardiology clinic for right heart failure. The patient complained of progressive increase of dyspnoea for the past 6 months. Physical examination revealed a 4/6 systolic murmur and signs of right-sided heart failure including important peripheral oedema, jugular venous distension and hepatojugular reflux. The ECG showed normal sinus rhythm (55 beats per minute) with right axis deviation and abnormal repolarisation. The echocardiography (figure 1A) and CT (figure B) are presented (online supplementary video).

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