A 65-year-old man with a known idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy treated with a β-blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, spironolactone, and daily diuretics was recently admitted to another hospital for decompensated heart failure which occurred while visiting his daughter. On returning home he presented to his cardiologist for a follow-up visit and reports that he had a surgical procedure performed, but he does not know any further details.
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