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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 April;43(2):203-5

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after acute influenza A myocardiopericarditis

Agnino A., Schena S., Ferlan G., De Luca Tupputi Schinosa L.

From the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Emergency and Transplantation University of Bari School of Medicine, Bari, Italy


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We ­describe ­the suc­cess­ful man­age­ment of a ­rare ­case regard­ing an ­adult Cau­ca­sian ­who devel­oped a ­left infe­ri­or ven­tric­u­lar pseu­do­aneu­rysm as a con­se­quence of an influenza A ­virus infec­tion of ­the ­upper res­pir­a­to­ry ­tract fol­lowed by ­acute myo­car­di­o­per­i­car­ditis. The car­di­o­vas­cu­lar fea­tures of ­this ­case illus­trate ­the impor­tance of rais­ing a suf­fi­cient clin­i­cal ­index of sus­pi­cion ­for ­this com­mon, ­but poten­tial­ly ­lethal, ­entity.

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