Infiltrative cardiomyopathies are an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure warranting systematic evaluation. Given overlap of clinical and imaging findings among etiologies of infiltrative cardiomyopathies, comprehensive evaluation, including a history and physical examination, advanced cardiac imaging, and sometimes endomyocardial biopsy, is required for diagnosis. We report a case of infiltrative cardiomyopathy in which endomyocardial biopsy confirmed diagnosis of cobalt-induced cardiomyopathy. The novel teaching points highlighted by this case report include identification of heavy-metal toxicity as a cause of infiltrative cardiomyopathy, and the outline of a diagnostic approach and management for cobalt-induced cardiomyopathy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Nov 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine