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Cardiac echinococcosis causing acute dissection of the left ventricular free wall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12047786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Cardiac Sciences, Kinh Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiomyopathies / complications*
Echinococcosis / complications*
Heart Rupture / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Heart Ventricles* / ultrasonography

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