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Cardiac vein thrombosis and haemorrhagic myocardial necrosis; report of a case with review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11147179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 29-year-old woman, addicted to heroin since the age of 15 years, presented with a 4-day history of acute inspiratory chest pain, dyspnoea and vomiting associated with hypoventilation. She died 3 h after admission to the intensive care unit in spite of active resuscitative measures. The main autopsy findings were limited to the heart, which showed widespread cardiac vein thrombosis, and both ventricles and the atria were associated with multiple areas of haemorrhagic myocardial necrosis. We review the literature of this uncommon pathological entity and discuss its possible pathogenesis.
C Lanz; S Dragoje; H O Zender; J Schneider; J N Cox; R P Baumann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology     Volume:  437     ISSN:  0945-6317     ISO Abbreviation:  Virchows Arch.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-05     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423843     Medline TA:  Virchows Arch     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  560-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Anatomopathology, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Thrombosis / complications*
Fatal Outcome
Hemorrhage / complications*,  pathology*
Myocardium / pathology*

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