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Man with recent myocardial infarction and heart failure
  1. Dinkar Bhasin1,
  2. Rahul Kumar2,
  3. Sandeep Bansal2
  1. 1 Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2 Cardiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rahul Kumar, Cardiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029, India; rahulk767{at}

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Clinical introduction

A man in his 50s was referred to our hospital after being treated for acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) with intravenous thrombolysis. The patient had worsening dyspnoea. Examination revealed elevated jugular venous pressure, bilateral crackles and a prominent pansystolic murmur. Coronary angiogram revealed significant stenosis of the distal left main and ostioproximal left anterior descending artery.

A left ventriculogram was performed during cardiac catheterisation (figure 1, video 1).

Figure 1

Left ventriculogram in left anterior oblique projection.

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