When Eosinophils Attack

Authors: Ryan Connolly, MD and Lawrence Gimple, MD
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024



This interesting case involves a patient with cardiogenic shock due to an unusual form of cardiomyopathy. This diagnosis is frequently missed as it is often not even considered. Our patient was treated with an LVAD and histopathologic examination of the myocardium plug sampled during surgery led to the diagnosis. The patient was treated with both left and right ventricular support devices (LVAD, RVAD) and survived through hospital discharge.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To describe patient characteristics that are consistent with a diagnosis of eosinophilic cardiomyopathy
  • To outline the clinical features of the disease
  • To describe the natural history and potential for treatment of eosinophilic cardiomyopathy

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.