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Acute chest pain, heart failure, and eosinophilia in a woman without coronary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19242753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This case report describes cardiac manifestations in a female patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) is the only imaging modality able to depict cardiac involvement with endomyocardial fibrosis, myocardial edema, pericarditis associated with pericardial effusions, and apical thrombi in the left or right ventricle. The encasement of the tricuspid valve caused by an obliterating thrombus of the right ventricular cavity, as observed in our patient, is very rare. CMRI is a potentially important diagnostic tool for the early detection of dangerous cardiac complications of CSS, allowing optimal and timely therapy and reducing the comorbidity of the disease.
Alexander Pfeil; Bernhard Brehm; Eric Lopatta; Thomas Neumann; Peter Schmidt; Gunter Wolf; Werner A Kaiser; Andreas Hansch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1272-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Erlanger Allee 101, Jena, 07747, Germany.
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