From Hip to Heart: A Comprehensive Evaluation of an Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy

Manavotam Singh, Mrinalini Krishnan, Amre Ghazzal, Marc Halushka, James E. Tozzi, Robert D. Bunning, Maria E. Rodrigo, Samer S. Najjar, Ezequiel J. Molina, Farooq H. Sheikh

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1392-1395
Number of pages4
JournalCJC Open
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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