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Case reports
Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle in a 42-year-old patient with chronic viral hepatitis and history of infective endocarditis

Anna Goździk, Robert Skalik, Wojciech Kustrzycki
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):514-516.

open access

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 42-year-old male patient with symptoms of chronic heart failure, history of infective endocarditis and drug abuse is presented. Echocardiography revealed the presence of pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle, probably of post-inflammatory origin. Further course of the disease was complicated by multiorgan dysfunction, inflammatory and intravascular coagulation process, which led finally to acute circulatory and respiratory failure and death soon before planned cardiac surgery. Autopsy confirmed the diagnosis of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm.

Abstract

A case of a 42-year-old male patient with symptoms of chronic heart failure, history of infective endocarditis and drug abuse is presented. Echocardiography revealed the presence of pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle, probably of post-inflammatory origin. Further course of the disease was complicated by multiorgan dysfunction, inflammatory and intravascular coagulation process, which led finally to acute circulatory and respiratory failure and death soon before planned cardiac surgery. Autopsy confirmed the diagnosis of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm.
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Keywords

left ventricular pseudoaneurysm; infective endocarditis; drug abuse; multiorgan failure

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Title

Case reports
Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle in a 42-year-old patient with chronic viral hepatitis and history of infective endocarditis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)

Pages

514-516

Published online

2006-06-01

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):514-516.

Keywords

left ventricular pseudoaneurysm
infective endocarditis
drug abuse
multiorgan failure

Authors

Anna Goździk
Robert Skalik
Wojciech Kustrzycki

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