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Cardiomyopathy Associated Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Purpose:

To identify a patient with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) associated with an underlying cardiomyopathy.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Cardiology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

K76.1

Description:

A patient with a cardiomyopathy may develop fulminant hepatic failure due to hypoxic/ischemic injury. Sometimes the cardiomyopathy is unrecognized prior to the onset of the fulminant hepatic failure, with the patient failing to show any sign or symptom of congestive heart failure.

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