Congestive Heart Failure and Cerebrovascular Accident in a Young Woman: A Case Report
Volume 5 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2022) Article No : 123
Cohen R, Lysenko A, Rantinella M, et al.
Ischemic stroke is the most common type of cerebrovascular accident in older patients, but it is rare in younger adults. Here we present the case of a 27-year-old woman who presented with symptoms and signs of stroke and a medical history of nephrotic syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed four chamber dilation, biventricular failure, global hypokinesis, concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, and severely depressed systolic function with an ejection fraction of 25%. The presence of nephrotic syndrome in conjunction with heart failure indicated need for further investigation and consideration due to the increased risk of thrombosis.
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