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ESC Clinical Case Gallery

Educational Clinical Cases in General Cardiology

The aim of these clinical cases is to present real and typical clinical scenarios, discuss findings and management in the light of current ESC recommendations and follow the clinical course of the case.

They will usually focus on one central topic although a particular case often will touch on several fields in cardiology and illustrate a number of issues or guidelines.

Students, cardiologists or anyone wanting to refresh their clinical competence can test their knowledge through these cases.

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TitleTopicAuthors
A patient with aortic stenosis and angina pectorisValvular Heart DiseasesRenée B.A. van den Brink, Berto J. Bouma - Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A patient with angina at nightChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Frank A. Flachskampf - Uppsala Universitet, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden
Roger R.J.C. Hall - University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Acute myocardial infarction in a young patientAcute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)Hercules E. Mavrakis, Michael I. Hamilos, George E. Kochiadakis, Panos E. Vardas - Heraklion University Hospital, Crete, Greece
A 53-year old man with recent onset shortness of breath and ECG changesChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Rita R. Calé, Maria J. Andrade, Hospital Sta. Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal.
Two patients with diabetes and dyspneaNon-invasive imaging: Echocardiography, MR/CT, NuclearThomas T.H. Marwick, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH, Unites States of America
A jogger with tightness of the chestMyocardial Disease
Renée B.A. van den Brink - Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A patient with breathlessness after myocardial infarctionAcute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)Michel M. Komajda - CHU Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France
A patient with ischemic cardiomyopathyChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Michael Schmid - University Hospital of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Frank A. Flachskampf - Uppsala Universitet, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden
A carpenter with tricuspid regurgitationValvular Heart DiseasesPer Kvidal, Frank A. Flachskampf - Uppsala Universitet, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden
Clinical decision-making in a patient with mitral stenosisValvular Heart DiseasesMiguel Borges Santos, Maria J. Andrade - Hospital Sta. Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal.
A previously healthy 62-year old female with LBBB, fever and dull subscapular painHeart Failure (HF)Jure Samardzic, Maja Cikes, Daniel Lovric and Davor Milicic - University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia

Hrvoje Gasparovic - University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Zagreb, Croatia

A 61 years old patient, presenting with new onset heart failure: managing low flow, low gradient aortic stenosisHeart Failure (HF)Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho - Cardiology Department, Gaia Hospital Centre, Gaia, Portugal - Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Syncope in a young male with no history of cardiac disease 

Gonenc Kocabay, Domenico Corrado and Luigi P. Badano - Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy.

Cristina Basso - Division of Cardiovascular Pathology, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy.

A patient with chestpain during dobutamine stress echocardiography Rami El Mahmoud, MD; Nicolas Mansencal, MD, PHD; Olivier Dubourg , MD - Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris-Ambroise - Boulogne-Billancourt - France
A 64 years old patient with heart failure and “chronic liver disease”: looking at the liver, the myocardium or the pericardium?Heart Failure (HF)
Francisco Sampaio - Cardiology Department, Gaia Hospital Centre, Portugal.

Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho - Cardiology Department, Gaia Hospital Centre, Portugal and Department of Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.
Malignant pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade in a patient with metastatic prostate cancerMyocardial DiseaseAbbas, Allyah. Umar, Fraz. Gupta, Jayant.

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TitleTopic   Authors
Sudden Cardiac Arrest due to Ventricular Fibrillation in Young Wrestler with “J-Wave Syndrome”
Q&A at the end of the case
 
Arrhythmias
 
Alina Olaru, Vincenzo Malavasi, Edoardo Casali, Rosario Rossia, Elia De Maria
Multi-imaging Modalities in Cardiac Carcinoid management
 
Valvular Heart Disease

E Marchon, R Prêtre, C Lehner, I Letovanec, JJ Goy
Severe Aortic Stenosis and Syncope: All that glitters may not be gold!
Q&A at the end of the case
History taking and clinical examinationJean Paul Vilchez Tschischke, David Vivas Balcones, Isidre Vilacosta
A misguided lead
Q&A at the end of the case
Arrhythmias Haran Burri, Lucka Sekoranja
Malignant pericardial effusion in a patient with metastatic prostate cancerPericardial DiseaseAllyah Abbas,
Fraz Umar,
Jayant Gupta,
A patient with chestpain during dobutamine stress echocardiography
Acute Coronary SyndromesRami El Mahmoud, Nicolas Mansencal, Olivier  Dubourg
A 64 years old patient with heart failure and “chronic liver disease”: looking at the liver, the myocardium or the pericardium?
Heart failureFrancisco Sampaio,
Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho
Syncope in a young male with no history of cardiac diseaseMyocardial DiseaseGonenc Kocabay, Domenico Corrado, Luigi P. Badano, Cristina Basso
A 61 years old patient, presenting with new onset heart failure: managing low flow, low gradient aortic stenosisValvular Heart DiseaseRicardo Fontes-Carvalho
A carpenter with tricuspid regurgitationValvular Heart DiseasePer Kvidal, Frank Flachskampf
A previously healthy 62-year old female with LBBB, fever and dull subscapular painHeart Failure (HF)Jure Samardzic, Maja Cikes, Daniel Lovric, Davor Milicic, Hrvoje Gasparovic
A jogger with tightness of the chestMyocardial DiseaseRenée Van den Brink
Clinical decision-making in a patient with mitral stenosis Valvular Heart Disease Miguel Borges Santos, Maria João Andrade
A patient with ischemic cardiomyopathyChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Michael Schmid,
Frank Flachskampf
A patient with breathlessness after myocardial infarction Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)Michel Komajda
A patient with angina at nightChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Frank Flachskampf, Roger Hall
Acute myocardial infarction in a young patientAcute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)Hercules Mavrakis, Michael Hamilos, George Kochiadakis, Panos Vardas
A 53-year old man with recent onset shortness of breath and ECG changesChronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)Rita Calé, Maria João Andrade
A patient with aortic stenosis and angina pectorisNon-invasive imagingRenée Van den Brink, Berto Bouma