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(A) The patient had bossing and macroglossia. (B) Swelling of the soft tissue, along with growth of the bone, cartilage, and muscle, produced enlargement of the hands. (C) The patient's shoe, size 19, is compared with a size 11 shoe.

Power Failure: Acromegalic Cardiomyopathy

Presentation During his college years, the patient, at 6 ft, 8 in and 280 lb, aroused the attention of professional basketball scouts. But exertional fatigue and shortness of breath truncated his athletic aspirations. These symptoms continued in the ensuing years, necessitating approximately 15 hospitalizations at outside institutions for progressive dyspnea. No discernible etiology was established […]

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