A 69 year old man is referred to the local hospital by his general practitioner. Our students can see the referral letter in the classroom. Please add your thoughts about differential diagnosis and initial management to the discussion board. There will be more information available tomorrow.
Many thanks to Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez for this case.
What we discussed
This was a case of a 69 year old man who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. We had a very lively debate in the classroom about various points including making an aetiological diagnosis, aggressive treatment in the context of decompensation and long-term follow-up after discharge.