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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-In-Chief:Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]

Case #1

Clinical Summary

A 69-year-old male with well-controlled Type I diabetes mellitus (insulin-dependent) presented with upper abdominal and lower chest pain of four hours duration and accompanied by shortness of breath and diaphoresis.

An electrocardiogram revealed multiple premature ventricular contractions (PVCs).

The hospital course was characterized by recurrent pulmonary edema and oliguria.

The terminal event was cardiac arrest.

Autopsy Study

Significant findings at postmortem examination were old and recent myocardial infarctions and evidence of congestive heart failure.

The right and left lungs weighed 950 grams and 750 grams, respectively, and were reddish-brown.

Histopathological Findings

Images courtesy of Professor Peter Anderson DVM PhD and published with permission © PEIR, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pathology


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