A previously undescribed case of right ventricular aneurysm (RVA) associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an advanced stage is reported. The diagnosis was established by noninvasive (cardiac two-dimensional echocardiogram and nuclear MRI) and invasive (cardiac catheterization, angiography, and biventricular endomyoeardial biopsy) cardiac examinations, which documented hypertrophied, dilated and hypokinetic biventricular chambers associated with typical histologic findings (histologic hypertrophic eardiomyopathy index of 66%). A prominent narrowing of myocardial arterioles, extended to the fight ventricular myoeardium, has been identified and has been hypothesized as being responsible for RVA formation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Right ventricular aneurysm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine