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Coronary and valve angiodysplasia unmasked by eosinophilic vasculitis and endomyocarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15539748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A previously unreported case of a complex congenital cardiac anomaly consisting of coronary and valvular angiodysplasia, complicated by an eosinophilic endomyocardial disease, is described. The disorder presented clinically with congestive heart failure, which was characterized by evidence of floating masses causing severe pulmonary stenosis and dysfunction of the mitral and aortic valves. Symptoms of cardiac failure disappeared following pulmonary valve replacement and steroid therapy.
Authors:
Cristina Chimenti; Elisabetta La Penna; Maurizio Pieroni; Francesca San Vito; Ottavio Alfieri; Attilio Maseri; Andrea Frustaci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-12     Completed Date:  2005-02-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1700-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department, Catholic University, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiodysplasia / complications,  diagnosis*
Coronary Disease / complications,  diagnosis*
Eosinophilia / etiology
Female
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Humans
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / etiology
Vasculitis / etiology

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