Heart failure: A difficult case of diagnostic definition

Francesca Mori, Massimo Piredda, Enrico Pusineri

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We describe the case of a 58. year old man, who had recently undergone a coronary angioplasty with implantation of DES on the proximal circumflex branch and MO1 proximal for a NSTEMI, who had come to the emergency department complaining of severe pain in the back radiating in the precordial region. A few days later he developed a framework of acute heart failure with severe left ventricular dysfunction, accompanied by fever and blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Instrumental examinations showed a massive coronary pseudoaneurysm originating from the circumflex branch ostium, which led to compressive action against anterior descending artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalIJC Metabolic and Endocrine
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Acute heart failure
  • Coronary pseudoaneurysm
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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