Dissecting ventricular pseudoaneurysm after perimyocarditis: a case report
2015 (English)In: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, ISSN 1749-8090, E-ISSN 1749-8090, Vol. 10, 157Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: The current case describes the fast development of a pseudoaneurysm in a patient that presented with signs of systemic inflammation and generally deranged blood work. Case Presentation: The pseudoaneurysm appeared within one week of disease onset. The anatomic extent of the pseudoaneurysm was unusual, as it dissected intramurally beneath the septum, inferior to the right ventricle and had effect on the RV filling. The etiology could not be definitely defined, since in adults the most common cause for pseudoaneurysm development is recent myocardial infarction, but in this patient the coronary arteries were healthy. Instead it could have been a consequence of an aggressive perimyocarditis. Conclusions: Due to the unpredictable nature of pseudoaneurysms we advocate early contact with a center with cardiothoracic surgery expertise for rapid surgical intervention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 10, 157
Perimyocarditis, Pseudoaneurysm, Echocardiogram
Surgery Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268401DOI: 10.1186/s13019-015-0373-zISI: 000364190300004PubMedID: 26546288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-268401DiVA: diva2:878506