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Dissecting intramyocardial haematoma diagnosed by contrast echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20378520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intramyocardial dissecting haematoma is a rare form of cardiac rupture that can occur as a complication following acute myocardial infarction or during the remodelling process. It is usually caused by a haemorrhagic dissection among the spiral myocardial fibres and needs urgent surgical treatment. Here we report the case of a 67-year-old man with indications of a previous infarction, in whom a dissecting intramyocardial haematoma was identified using contrast echocardiography.
Constantina Aggeli; Konstantinos Lampropoulos; Georgios Giannopoulos; Christos Pitsavos; Christodoulos Stefanadis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-12-14     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Cardiology, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / complications*,  ultrasonography
Hematoma / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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