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Ischemic Cardiomyopathy in a Case of Takayasu's Arteritis

Sourav Mukherjee, Souvik Samanta, Upoma Saha, Srijib Pal, Sujoy Sarkar, Salil K Pal

Keywords : Heart failure, Steroid, Vasculitis

Citation Information : Mukherjee S, Samanta S, Saha U, Pal S, Sarkar S, Pal SK. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy in a Case of Takayasu's Arteritis. Bengal Physician Journal 2021; 8 (1):17-20.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7039

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare form of granulomatous vasculitis of unknown etiology. It is also known as “pulseless disease” or “aortic arch syndrome” and commonly occurs in young- or middle-aged females. We describe a 28-year-old female who presented with chest pain and dyspnea in the Department of Medicine of Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. On initial examination, the patient had absent pulses in all four limbs, and the patient's blood pressure (BP) was not recordable. Clinical examination also revealed features of biventricular failure. Relevant routine investigations like electrocardiogram (ECG), two-dimensional Doppler electrocardiography (2D-Echo), cardiac markers, and blood parameters were done. 2D-Echo was suggestive of ischemic cardiomyopathy. Considering the patient's physical findings along with raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), further investigations like CT angiography (CTA) were done, which led to the diagnosis of TA. The patient was treated with oral steroid, diuretic, beta-blocker, and antiplatelet and then discharged in a stable condition.

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