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Cardiac hydatidosis presenting as an acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  22752832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 56-year-old man presented as an acute coronary syndrome. A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) performed to assess left ventricular (LV) function revealed multiple hydatid cysts in the right ventricular cavity compressing the interventricular septum. CT scan for chest and abdomen revealed similar cysts in right-lung apex and left lobe of liver. A polyvisceral involvement in the setting of multiple cardiac cysts suggested cardiac hydatidosis as the most probable diagnosis. CT coronary angiography was normal. A preoperative oral albendazole therapy was initiated. Later the patient underwent elective surgery, 'Evaculation of RV Hydatid Cysts and Obliteration of Cavity with Bovine Pericardium'. His postoperative recovery was good. Regular exercise, chest physiotherapy, a life-long anticoagulation therapy and antibiotic prophylaxis for invasive procedures were recommended. Patient was scheduled for regular follow-up, to check for any recurrences or late complications.
Guruprasad Sogunuru; Murty Ds; Viswanatha Reddy Chinta; Kishan Vuddanda; Nagabhishek Moka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, DBR Hospitals, Tirupathi, India.
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