Ischemic cardiomyopathy revealed by central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO)

  • Ihsen Zairi
  • Khadija Mzoughi
  • Zouhayer Jnifene
  • Fethia Ben Moussa
  • Sofiene Kammoun
  • Sana Fennira
  • Nidhal Ben Moussa
  • Jihen Brour
  • Monia Cheour
  • Sondos Kraiem
Keywords: Central retinal artery occlusion, ischemic cardiomyopathy, cardiac thrombus

Abstract

Here we report a case of central retinal artery occlusionrevealing an ischemic cardiomyopathy. A 54-year old smoker man presented at the hospital because of sudden visual loss in his left eye. There was cherry-red spot in the macula in his left eye. We performed a fluorescein angiogram and cervical color Doppler. Later   investigations revealed an ischemic cardiomyopathy undiagnosed until then.

Key words: Central retinal artery occlusion, ischemic cardiomyopathy, cardiac thrombus

Published
2016-04-05
Section
Articles

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