Case 10

Rajkumar Rajendram, Javed Ehtisham and Colin Forfar

in Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology

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Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556786
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753305 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 10

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A 55-year-old man with chronic alcoholic liver disease presented with a 2-week history of increasing shortness of breath at rest, abdominal distension, and swollen legs. Although he regularly consumed half a bottle of vodka and 3 pints of beer a day he was asymptomatic until 2 weeks prior to this presentation. He had no other medical problems, had never smoked, and was not taking any prescribed medications.

Chapter.  2485 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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