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Cardiac echinococcosis causing acute dissection of the left ventricular free wall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12047786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare condition, and its manifestations are protean depending upon its site of infestation. We report a case of hydatid heart disease presenting like an acute cardiac ischemic episode associated with a rise in serum cardiac enzymes secondary to left ventricular free wall dissection caused by ruptured intramyocardial echinococcal cyst. The resultant complex cardiac anatomy was characterized fully by echocardiographic examination.
Authors:
Tamzeed Ahmed; Muayed Al-Zaibag; Andrew Allan; Christina Gabriel; Hassan Widaa; Naji Hulaimi; Ahmad Saileek; Ramdas G Pai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-05     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Sciences, Kinh Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Cardiomyopathies / complications*
Echinococcosis / complications*
Echocardiography*
Female
Heart Rupture / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Heart Ventricles* / ultrasonography
Humans

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